The father of a teenage woman murdered by a convicted s*x offender leaped over a table and tried to attack the smirking serial killer in court after he was sentenced to death on Thursday.
Michael Madison was given the death penalty for murdering 18-year-old Shirelda Terry, Angela Deskins, 38, and Shetisha Sheele, 28, in Ohio in July 2013.
Miss Terry’s father, Van Terry, was speaking about the loss of his daughter after Madison was sentenced to death when he suddenly ran and lunged at the murderer.
Madison, 38, was seen laughing as Cuyahoga County courtroom deputies wrestled the upset father away.
Terry then leaped over a table to attack the defendant in court just minutes after the judge pronounced a death sentence
Mr Terry turned, paused and lunged toward Madison as police officers scrambled to haul him back.
The hearing continued once Mr Terry was taken from the courtroom. Madison did not appear to be injured.
The scuffle happened just minutes after Madison was sentenced to death for the 2013 killings.
The bodies of Ms Deskins, Ms Sheeley and teenager Miss Terry were found wrapped in garbage bags near the East Cleveland apartment building where Madison lived in July 2013.
The bodies of 38-year-old Angela Deskins (right), 28-year-old Shetisha Sheeley (left) were also found in July 2013 near the East Cleveland apartment building where Madison lived
Shirellda Terry (above), 18, was killed by Michael Madison and her body was found in July 2013