Convicted sex offender, 36-year-old Michael Madison, pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - A 35-year-old man has been charged with aggravated murder in connection with the deaths of women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags in East Cleveland.
Michael Madison was arraigned in court Monday morning following a news conference announcing his charges and identifying one of his alleged victims.
He was charged with three counts each of aggravated murder and kidnapping. His bond was set at $6 million, $1 million for each count.
Madison, classified as a sex offender in 2002, was arrested Friday after a police standoff.
The mayor of East Cleveland, Gary Norton, said Madison may have been influenced by convicted Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell.
In 2009, investigators found the bodies of 11 victims in Sowell's Imperial Avenue home. He has been sentenced to death.
Watch video of Madison's arraignment in the video player above.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty announced Tuesday he will seek the death penalty against accused East Cleveland killer Michael Madison.
The defense for an Ohio man charged with killing three women and dumping their bodies in trash bags will have extensive files to argue against the death penalty.
Michael Madison, accused of killing three women and leaving their bodies in East Cleveland, appeared in court for a pretrial hearing Tuesday morning.
A prosecutor says no decision will be made on the death penalty until at least next month in the case against an Ohio man charged with killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags.
A man is headed back to court in Cleveland on charges of kidnapping and killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags.
Dozens gathered on vacant property on Friday, outside of the same abandoned home that hid the body of an East Cleveland murder victim.
East Cleveland police have released a picture of suspected serial killer Michael Madison's car.
East Cleveland police release images of the evidence in accused Killer Michael Madison's case.