This is the moment the father of a teenage woman murdered by a convicted sex offender leaped over a table and tried to attack the smirking serial killer in court after he was sentenced to death on Thursday. Michael Madison was given the death penalty for murdering 18-year-old Shirelda Terry, Angela Deskins, 38, and Shetisha Sheele, 28, in Ohio in July 2013.
Miss Terry's father, Van Terry, was speaking about the loss of his daughter after Madison was sentenced to death when he suddenly ran and lunged at the murderer.
Madison, 38, was seen laughing as Cuyahoga County courtroom deputies wrestled the upset father away. Mr Terry turned, paused and lunged toward Madison as police officers scrambled to haul him back.
The bodies of Ms Deskins, Ms Sheeley and teenager Miss Terry were found wrapped in garbage bags near the East Cleveland apartment building where Madison lived in July 2013. Inside, police found the decaying body of a woman wrapped in garbage bags that were sealed closed with tape. The next day, searchers found bodies in the basement of a vacant house and in the backyard of a home nearby. Madison told police he strangled two of the women but could not remember killing the third.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Nancy McDonnell accepted a jury's recommendation that Madison receive the death penalty. She could have instead chosen to sentence Madison to life in prison without parole. Madison was also convicted last month of multiple counts of aggravated murder and kidnapping.