Michael Madison, Serial Killer, Attacked by Victim’s Father in Court: Watch the Video

One of the fathers of the three women who were murdered three years ago by Michael Madison attacked the serial killer during an East Cleveland, Ohio, court sentencing on Thursday, June 2.

In a now-viral video, Van Terry (dad of Shirellda Terry, one of the women Madison murdered) takes the stand to share a few words about his late daughter.

Michael Madison and Van Terry
A court officer tackles the father of one of three victims of Ohio serial killer Michael Madison, left, who leaped over a table to attack the defendant in court just minutes after the judge pronounced a death sentence in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on June 2, 2016, in Cleveland. AP

"I guess we are supposed to find it in our hearts to forgive this clown…who has taken my child," he says before turning around to look at Madison. When Terry notices Madison is smirking at him, he immediately lunges across the courtroom to attack the convict.

Michael Madison and Van Terry
Michael Madison and Van Terry AP Photo/David Richard

According to various reports, Madison had been taunting and smiling at the family members of the women he killed. Madison, who has openly admitted he admires serial killer Anthony Sewell, murdered Terry’s daughter as well as Angela Deskins and Shetisha Sheeley. Their bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags in close proximity to Madison’s Cleveland home in July 2013.

Van Terry
Van Terry AP Photo/David Richard

An Ohio judge sentenced Madison to the death penalty on Thursday. Madison’s lawyers did not deny that he killed the women but claimed that his murders were not premeditated so he could avoid execution.

Watch the video above. 

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