Trial for accused CLE serial killer wraps up

Posted at 6:16 AM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 06:16:19-04

Closing arguments are expected Wednesday in the trial of a Cleveland man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in trash bags.

Michael Madison, 38, is facing the death penalty in the case.

He is being tried in the deaths of Shetisha Sheeley, Angela Deskins and Shirellda Terry, whose bodies were found in trash bags near the apartment building where he lived in July 2013. 

During the trial that began last month, prosecutors played a recording of statements that Madison made after his arrest.

He told police during an interrogation that he strangled two of the women during fits of rage.

His defense attorney hasn't disputed that Madison killed the women but he says Madison didn't plan the killings and that they happened during spontaneous bursts of violence.

Previously Madison has asked that he not be compared to Anthony Sowell, a Cleveland man who killed 11 women and hid the remains in and around his home.