Cuyahoga County

Jury recommends death penalty for East Cleveland serial killer Michael Madison


Cleveland -- A Cuyahoga County jury recommended that convicted serial killer Michael Madison be put to death for killing three women and hiding their bodies near his East Cleveland apartment.

The 12-person jury announced its decision just before noon Friday, nearly three years after police first discovered the remains of Shirellda Terry, 18, Shetisha Sheeley, 28, and Angela Deskins, 38, in July 2013.

Members of the women's families hugged one another in the courtroom after the verdict.

"It's over," said Belinda Minor, mother of Shirellda Terry, who would have turned 21 years old this year.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty applauded the jury.

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