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Prosecution: Accused Milwaukee serial killer confessed


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee man accused of killing seven women allegedly told a cellmate that it turned him on to beat up and choke women and that he even killed some women.

Walter E. Ellis has pleaded not guilty to first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree murder in the deaths of the women from 1986 to 2007.

His defense attorney, Russell Jones, filed a motion to exclude the testimony in his trial that starts May 3, saying the cellmate, Fredrick Bonds, had no information relevant to the case.

But the prosecution filed a response, saying Bonds was a cellmate of Ellis for four to six months in 1998 when Ellis allegedly admitted to killings.

Jones also filed motions for change of venue and to exclude other witnesses and experts for the prosecution. A judge will consider the motions Friday.

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