Michael Madison found guilty of killing three women in East Cleveland

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CLEVELAND-- A Cuyahoga County jury convicted an East Cleveland man in the deaths of three women.

On Thursday, Michael Madison, 37, was found guilty on 14 counts, including aggravated murder, rape, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse. The jurors concluded Madison met specifications, making him eligible for the death penalty.

The bodies of Angela Deskins, Shetisha Sheeley and Shirellda Terry were found in plastic bags near Madison's East Cleveland home in 2013.

The jury heard closing statements in the case on Wednesday. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Nancy McDonnell read the verdict Thursday afternoon.

Jurors will hear arguments in the death penalty phase of the trial  next week.

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