Sentencing phase begins for serial killer Michael Madison

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CLEVELAND, Ohio --  The sentencing phase will begin Thursday for convicted serial killer Michael Madison. 

The jury must decide to recommend life in prison or the death penalty.

Last week, a jury spent less than one day deliberating before finding Madison guilty of all the charges against him. They include murder, kidnapping and rape.

Madison, who has said he admired serial killer Anthony Sowell, killed Shirelda Terry, Angela Deskins and Shetisha Sheely. Their bodies were found in plastic bags near Madison's East Cleveland home back in 2013.

During his trial, Madison's lawyers did not argue that he didn't kill the women, only that their murders weren't premeditated. They were trying to spare him the death penalty.

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