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Milwaukee's Alleged North Side Strangler May Settle Case Again Monday

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Alleged Milwaukee serial killer Walter Ellis returns to court Monday afternoon. And for the second time in 11 days, there’s word that he might settle his case.

The 50-year-old Ellis is charged with strangling 7 female prostitutes in the same neighborhood on Milwaukee’s north side from 1987 through 2008.

Ellis has pleaded not guilty to 7 murder and homicide charges, and he has a trial scheduled for April 4th. He talked about settling the case with new pleas on December 23rd, but he backed out at the last minute.

Now, Ellis has talked about going ahead with a settlement – and a judge has scheduled a hearing for 1:30 p.m. Monday.

The case was supposed to go trial last May, but it was delayed after he changed his attorneys. Ellis had done that 3 times since being arrested in September of 2009. He was never charged with the murders of an eighth prostitute and a teenage girl who ran away from home.

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