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Trial for E. CLE alleged serial killer begins

Posted at 10:27 AM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 09:53:47-04

The man accused of killing three women whose bodies were found in East Cleveland in 2013 is set to go on trial this week. 

Michael Madison will be tried in the deaths of Shetisha Sheeley, Angela Deskins and Shirellda Terry, whose bodies were found in trash bags in July 2013. 

Jury selection begins Monday at 9 a.m. Cuyahoga County prosecutors say they could call as many as 50 witnesses during their trial and their case could take several weeks to present.

In court last month, Madison 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. 

When Madison was originally charged, Gary Norton, the mayor of East Cleveland, said Madison may have been influenced by Sowell.

Madison could face the death penalty if convicted.