A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has hit accused murder and registered sex offender Michael Madison with a 14-count indictment, including kidnapping, rape, and gross abuse of a corpse.
The charges stem from the discovery of three women found brutally murdered and stashed in trash bags near Madison’s East Cleveland apartment earlier this month.
After a two-hour standoff, Madison was arrested July 19th at his mother’s home. He was then ordered held on a $6-million bond, pending the Grand Jury’s action.
In another case, Madison was also charged with failure to inform the county sheriff’s office about a change in address, a requirement of all convicted sex offenders.
Madison is expected to be arraigned in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court later this week.
The victims have been identified as 18-year-old Shirellda Terry, 38-year-old Angela Deskins, and 28-year-old Shetisha Sheeley. Deskins was laid to rest this weekend, while a funeral has been planned for Terry this Friday. As of this time, no funeral plans have been announced for Sheeley.