Jones was withdrew from the case, and then on February 18, 2011, Ellis pleaded no contest to the seven murder charges and was therefore convicted despite not admitting his guilt. Several remembered the victims as mothers of small children, as women who may have led troubled lives but who didn't deserve to suffer at Ellis' hands.On February 24, 2011, Ellis was given seven life sentences, to be served consecutively, without the possibility of parole. Several called Ellis the devil, and one said he hoped Ellis' fellow inmates violate him and treat him with the same contempt that he showed his victims.Ellis had been arrested 12 times between 19, when he was sentenced to five years for reckless endangerment. But police said they believe they know who killed her and it was someone else.) 1997 June 20 -- Joyce Mims, 41. Building renovators went to a vacant home to perform renovations and found her dead on the second floor. (AP) -- A Milwaukee man convicted of choking the life out of seven women during a 21-year killing spree was sentenced Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison, and prosecutors said they may yet tie Walter E. Ellis, 50, was convicted last week after he pleaded no contest to charges of first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree murder.
Authorities have said they began to focus on Ellis after his name surfaced in connection with a number of unsolved homicides.
Milwaukee Police Department Homicide Detective Steven Spingola authored an e-magazine article, The Killer in Our Midst: the Case of Milwaukee's North Side Strangler, which chronicled his investigation of the homicides of Sheila Farrior and Florence Mc Cormick. Runaway from South Milwaukee, found with her throat slashed behind a vacant house.
Trained in criminal background analysis, Spingola also provided a detailed profile of the killer, which Milwaukee talk-radio host and former Assistant U. Attorney Jeff Wagner described as "eerily accurate." Spingola, however, retired before Detectives Gilbert Hernandez and Kathy Hein, of the Milwaukee Police Department's cold case homicide unit, reexamined DNA evidence that linked a suspect to the homicides. Ellis, 49, was arrested on suspicion of being the notorious serial killer. The owner of a vacant residence went to inspect remodeling work when he discovered her body in a bedroom. (Police said the homicide does not fit the pattern of the others, although the suspect DNA was found on her and he is believed to have had sex with her before she was slain. Two citizens and city inspectors found Stokes dead after going to inspect a vacant, boarded up residence, which had been used as a rooming house previously.
We have many plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really need your help for this. The Milwaukee North Side Strangler is the name given to serial killer Walter E.
Ellis who raped and strangled seven women in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA between 19 Investigation The North Side Strangler victims were black women who ranged in age from 19 to 41.