'Handsome devil', 41, is sentenced to death for strangling two women and ...

An Ohio man referred to as a 'good-looking devil' by his own mother has been sentenced to death for strangling two women in 2016.  

Shawn Grate, 41, was found guilty on last month of the two murders and the kidnapping and sexual assault of another woman at the home south west of Cleveland in 2016.  

An Ashland County judge accepted the jury's recommendation Friday that Grate should get the death penalty.

The judge announced that his execution will take place on September 13, 2018 - the two year anniversary of when Grate was discovered.   

Shawn Grate, 41, was sentenced to death Friday (above) for two murders and the kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman in Ohio in 2016

Shawn Grate, 41, was found guilty last month for the 2016 crimes in Ashland, Ohio

Shawn Grate, 41, was found guilty last month for the 2016 crimes in Ashland, Ohio

The bodies of Grate's two slain victims were only discovered when a third woman called police from a bedroom in the home in September 2016 saying she had been kidnapped, tied to a bed and raped for several days.

Elizabeth Griffith, 29, and Stacey Stanley, 43, were identified as his victims and both had been strangled to death. 

Police said they found trash and dirty clothes inside the home and some had been piled up as high as the ceiling. 

The smell of decay led officers to an upstairs bedroom sealed with duct tape. They found the body of one woman underneath of pile of clothes. 

The second woman's decomposing body was found in the basement. 

Police arrested Grate at the scene and photos show him being marched out of the home shirtless and in handcuffs. 

He pleaded guilty last month to 15 charges including rape and abuse of a corpse.

Grate has also been linked to the deaths of three other women in nearby neighborhoods but has not been charged in those killings. 

Stacey Stanley

Elizabeth Griffith

Stacey Stanley, 43, (left) and Elizabeth Griffith, 29, (right) were found

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