Cuyahoga County

Michael Madison Case

The arrest and indictment of suspected East Cleveland serial killer Michael Madison is another example of cooperative efforts by law enforcement to bring a one-man crime wave to justice. Madison, a convicted rapist and registered sex offender, was arrested on July 19, 2013, and has been charged with the aggravated murders of three women.

Madison’s arrest and indictment were a collaborative effort between the Prosecutor’s Office, Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Sheriff’s Office, the East Cleveland Police Department and Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI).

In the aftermath of Madison's arrest, those agencies continued to meet to analyze all available evidence and assist in building the case against the defendant.

In May 2016, prosecutors began the trial with the expert testimony and physical evidence obtained by law enforcement officials. Madison was found guilty on all charges; after deliberation the jury recommended the death penalty. In June 2016, Judge Nancy R. McDonnell sentenced the convicted killer to death.

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