Records could help East Cleveland triple murder suspect Michael Madison
3:55 PM, Sep 9, 2013
CLEVELAN - 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.
Thirty-five-year-old Michael Madison appeared in court Monday in Cleveland during a discussion of his police, school and social-service records which the defense requested.
Attorney David Grant tells The Plain Dealer in Cleveland ( bit.ly/14zkfKj ) the records will be used for a defense presentation before a prosecution committee reviewing possible death penalty cases.
The convicted sex offender pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and kidnapping after three bodies were found in July in trash bags in a run-down East Cleveland neighborhood. The search was prompted by a call to police about a foul smell coming from a garage.