CLEVELAND (AP) — Closing arguments are expected Wednesday in the trial of a Cleveland man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags.
Thirty-eight-year-old Michael Madison could face the death penalty if he’s convicted on murder charges.
Madison was arrested in July 2013, shortly after the bodies were found near the East Cleveland apartment building where he lived.
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.