Records could help Ohio triple murder suspect

CLEVELAND (AP) — 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, 35, 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 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.


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