Friday, 3 June 2016

Ohio serial killer laughs as grieving victim's father leaps over a table to attack him as he's sentenced to death

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.

Terry then leaped over a table to attack the defendant in court just minutes after the judge pronounced a death sentence

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.

Sudden attack: Terry turned, paused and lunged toward Madison, who was seated behind a table in court

Van Terry (above), the father of Shirellda Terry, one of Madison's three victim, was giving testimony on Thursday about the loss of his daughter in court

Michael MadisonVan Terry

Shirellda Terry (above), 18, was killed by Michael Madison and her body was found in July 2013

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