Cuyahoga County

Statement from Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty on the jury’s recommendation of the death penalty for Michael Madison


Justice is a virtue that assigns to every man his due, and if anyone was ever due this penalty, it is this cold-blooded, serial murderer. The full extent of the torture that his three victims experienced is unknown, but what is known is the pain that the families of these women have endured for three years as they have waited patiently for justice.

“We are grateful on behalf of the families that their ordeal is over, and we are thankful that this man can never rape and mutilate another woman.”

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