Convicted sex offender, 36-year-old Michael Madison, pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.
CLEVELAND - 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.
The hearing Tuesday for 35-year-old Michael Madison may include discussions on evidence-sharing and other pre-trial issues.
He was arrested last month after the bodies were found in a dilapidated neighborhood in East Cleveland and has been held on $6 million bond.
East Cleveland police found one body July 19 when a caller reported a foul smell coming from a garage. Two more bodies were found the next day.
The mayor of East Cleveland said Madison indicated he might have been influenced by Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell. He was convicted in 2011 of killing 11 women and sentenced to death. His case is under appeal.
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.