CLEVELAND – A suburban Cleveland man convicted of killing three women and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags is set to learn whether he’ll be sentenced to death, as a jury recommended.
The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County judge sentencing Michael Madison on Thursday must decide whether he should die by lethal injection or get life in prison without parole.
A jury convicted Madison on aggravated murder and kidnapping counts last month, then deliberated for less than a day before recommending the death penalty.
Madison’s attorneys argued that he shouldn’t get a death sentence because of psychological damage caused by child abuse.
He was found guilty of killing 38-year-old Angela Deskins, 28-year-old Shetisha Sheeley and 18-year-old Shirellda Terry. Their bodies were found in July 2013 near the East Cleveland apartment building where Madison lived.