Madison faces 2nd trial, 2nd life sentence

Posted at 11:11 AM, May 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-07 11:14:15-04

Already facing a possible death penalty in the murders of three women, Michael Madison returned to court Friday to face two more charges, one from a teenage girl who testified that Madison sexually assaulted her while he was free on bond from prior drug offenses, according to the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office.

If Madison is found guilty of sexual violent predator specifications in the case involving the teenage girl, the minimum sentence he could receive would be life in prison without parole, according to the prosecutor's office. That would be on top of the charges he already faces, following his guilty verdict Thursday in the murder of three women.
On May 5, Madison was found guilty on 14 counts, including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and abuse of a corpse. He was 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.
And the next day, Judge Nancy McDonnell found Madison guilty of having a weapon under disability and listened to the teenage girl's testimony, the prosecutor's office reported.
The jury is scheduled back on May 12 when the penalty phase of Madison's trial begins. The death penalty is among the recommendations for sentencing under the jury's consideration, as is 20 years to life, and life without parole.