Legal Experts Differ On East Cleveland Triple Murder Case

Jul 26, 2013

A legal scholar says an indictment should be issued soon in the East Cleveland triple homicide case.

Jonathan Witmer-Rich at Cleveland State University's College of Law has been following the discovery of three murdered women near 35-year-old Michael Madison's apartment, and the charges that have been filed in the deaths of 38-year-old Angela Deskins, 28-year-old Shetisha Sheeley, and 18-year-old Shirellda Terry.

The East Cleveland Mayor's Office and law enforcement have taken no questions at press conferences, and have offered little information beyond the identities of the victims. Former Cuayhoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason says this may be to keep the case moving.

Mason says the Madison case is a copycat of Anthony Sowell, who is convicted of raping and killing 11 Cleveland women. But CSU's Witmer-Rich calls that speculation.