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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 Shirellda Terry.

The 14-count indictment also included three counts of Kidnapping, three counts of Gross Abuse of a Corpse, one count of Rape and one count of Having Weapons Under Disability.

In a separate case, Madison was also charged with a single felony count of Failure to Provide Notice of Change of Address.

As a convicted sex offender who pleaded guilty in 2002 to Attempted Rape, Madison was required by law to tell the Cuyahoga County Sheriff where he was living and if he moved.

Though listed in the sex offender registry as residing with his mother in Cleveland, Madison has in fact been living in East Cleveland.

Police found the first of the victims on July 19 after answering a complaint about odors coming from an East Cleveland garage. Two more bodies were discovered the following day.

All three were wrapped in plastic bags. Madison was arrested July 19 at his mother’s home after a two-hour standoff with police.

On July 22, East Cleveland Municipal Judge William Dawson ordered him held on a $6 million bond, pending the Grand Jury’s charging decision.

He is expected to be arraigned in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court this week.


Article and Picture Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News

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