(Cleveland) - Accused East Cleveland serial killer Michael Madison was back in court Tuesday morning for a pre-trial hearing.
It dealt with preliminary issues including the defense's motion for discovery to view the evidence in the case. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty says items are being assembled and a visit to the scene is being arranged for Madison's attorneys.
The next pre-trial is set for August 20 at 9 a.m.
The 35-year-old Madison was arraigned by video last Wednesday for the killings discovered three weekends ago.
Madison is pleading not guilty and his bond was continued at $6 million.
A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted l Madison for the murders of three women whose bodies were found in East Cleveland earlier this month. The Grand Jury charged Madison, 35, with two counts each of Aggravated Murder in the deaths of Shetisha Sheeley, Angela H. Deskins and Shirellda Terry.
The 14-count indictment also included three counts of Kidnapping, three counts of Gross Abuse of a Corpse, one count of Rape and one count of Having Weapons Under Disability. In a separate case, Madison was also charged with a single felony count of Failure to Provide Notice of Change of Address.
As a convicted sex offender who plead guilty in 2002 to Attempted Rape, Madison was required by law to tell the Cuyahoga County Sheriff where he was living and if he moved. Though listed in the sex offender registry as residing with his mother in Cleveland, Madison has in fact been living in East Cleveland.
Police found the first of the victims on July 19 after answering a complaint about odors coming from an East Cleveland garage. Two more bodies were discovered the following day. All three were wrapped in plastic bags. Madison was arrested July 19 at his mother’s home after a two-hour standoff with police.
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