CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A major eruption in a Cuyahoga County courtroom Thursday afternoon. After a judge sentence serial killer Michael Madison to die, family members were allowed to address the court and killer. The father of victim Shirellda Terry said, “I know I’m supposed to forgive you.” He suddenly turned and jumped over the defense table and tried […]

CLEVELAND– A Cuyahoga County jury convicted an East Cleveland man in the deaths of three women. On Thursday, Michael Madison, 37, was found guilty on 14 counts, including aggravated murder, rape, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse. The jurors concluded Madison met specifications, making him eligible for the death penalty. The bodies of Angela Deskins, Shetisha Sheeley and […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – After less than two days of deliberations the jury in the Michael Madison trial have come back with a verdict. Madison is accused of murdering Shetisha Sheeley, Angela Deskins and Shirellda Terry whose bodies were found in July 2013 in East Cleveland. Police found the first victim on July 19, 2013 after answering a […]

CLEVELAND – A man accused of killing three women whose bodies were found in an East Cleveland neighborhood last summer appeared in court this morning, where his trial date was moved from April to July. Michael Madison, 36, faces the death penalty if convicted. He faces 14 counts, including six counts of aggravated murder in the deaths Shetisha Sheeley, Angela Deskins and Shirellda Terry. […]

  CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty announced Tuesday he will seek the death penalty against accused East Cleveland killer Michael Madison. A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has re-indicted Michael Madison for the murders of three women whose bodies were found in East Cleveland this summer. The grand jury also added a specification allowing […]


Michael Madison pleaded not guilty this morning to a 14-count indictment that includes charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping and rape. Madison did not appear in the courtroom, but told Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Janet Burnside via a video link from jail that he did not have a lawyer and could not afford to hire […]

CLEVELAND — A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has indicted Michael Madison for the murders of three women whose bodies were found in East Cleveland earlier this month, Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty confirmed. The Grand Jury charged Madison, 35, with two counts each of Aggravated Murder in the deaths of Shetisha Sheeley, Angela H. Deskins and […]

EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A woman who says she very well could have been one of Michael Madison’s victims, spoke exclusively to Reporter Jen Picciano over the weekend. The suspect’s ex-girlfriend told Picciano that he put a gun to her head and threatened her life.   She’s also gave Picciano insight on some of his behavior that now make […]

  EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – New details on triple murder suspect Michael Madison’s apartment. According to East Cleveland Police Detective Scott Gardner, there were decomposing bodily fluids on the walls, in the closet and on the floor. There were also maggots in the home. Detective Gardner tells 19 Action News Reporter Scott Taylor investigators found a […]


Authorities have identified another victim in the East Cleveland triple murder case. 28-year-old Shetisha Sheeley, who was initially known as victim #1, has been missing since September. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office says Sheeley was identified by her fingerprints. She has a 12-year-old daughter. East Cleveland Mayor Speaks On Community Tragedy [VIDEO] Sheeley, of Cleveland, was identified […]

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio – A 35-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the deaths of women whose bodies were found wrapped in plastic bags. 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 […]


EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities responding to a report of a foul odor from a home ultimately discovered three bodies and arrested a registered…