The father of a teenage woman murdered by a convicted sex offender leaped over a table and tried to attack the smirking serial killer in court after he was sentenced to death on Thursday.
Michael Madison was given the death penalty for murdering 18-year-old Shirelda Terry, Angela Deskins, 38, and Shetisha Sheele, 28, in Ohio in July 2013.
According to Mailonline,Miss Terry’s father, Van Terry, was speaking about the loss of his daughter after Madison was sentenced to death when he suddenly ran and lunged at the murderer.
Madison, 38, was seen laughing as Cuyahoga County courtroom deputies wrestled the upset father away.
The scuffle happened just minutes after Madison was sentenced to death for the 2013 killings.
The bodies of Ms Deskins, Ms Sheeley and teenager Miss Terry were found wrapped in garbage bags near the East Cleveland apartment building where Madison lived in July 2013.
Inside, police found the decaying body of a woman wrapped in garbage bags that were sealed closed with tape.The next day, searchers found bodies in the basement of a vacant house and in the backyard of a home nearby.
Any execution is likely years away because of lengthy appeals. Ohio also lacks supplies of lethal drugs.
There was testimony that Madison was abused by his drug-addicted mother, a stepfather, some of his mother’s boyfriends and family members