Ohio

Trial for Ohio man charged with killing 3 women set to begin

  • FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2011, file photo, Anthony Sowell sits in the courtroom in Cleveland. Attorneys on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, will present oral arguments to the Ohio Supreme Court about why Sowell shouldn’t be put to death. The bodies of 11 women were found in and around his Cleveland home in 2009. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2011, file photo, Anthony Sowell sits in the courtroom in Cleveland. Attorneys on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, will present oral arguments to the Ohio Supreme Court about why Sowell shouldn’t be put to death. The bodies of 11 women were found in and around his Cleveland home in 2009. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2013, file photo, Michael Madison looks toward the prosecuting attorney during a pretrial hearing, in Cleveland. The trial for Madison charged in the slayings of multiple women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags is scheduled to begin Monday, April 4, 2016, in Cleveland with jury selection. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2013, file photo, Michael Madison looks toward the prosecuting attorney during a pretrial hearing, in Cleveland. The trial for Madison charged in the slayings of multiple women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags is scheduled to begin Monday, April 4, 2016, in Cleveland with jury selection. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 22, 2013, file photo crime scene tape surrounds a boarded up home in East Cleveland, Ohio. The trial for Michael Madison charged in the slayings of multiple women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags is scheduled to begin Monday, April 4, 2016, in Cleveland with jury selection. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

    FILE - In this July 22, 2013, file photo crime scene tape surrounds a boarded up home in East Cleveland, Ohio. The trial for Michael Madison charged in the slayings of multiple women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags is scheduled to begin Monday, April 4, 2016, in Cleveland with jury selection. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)  (The Associated Press)

The trial of an Ohio sex offender charged with killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in garbage bags is scheduled to begin.

Michael Madison could face the death penalty if convicted on aggravated murder charges in the women's deaths. Their bodies were found in 2013 near the East Cleveland apartment building where he lived.

Jury selection is set to begin Monday and is expected to take at least a week. Prosecutors say they're preparing to question around 50 witnesses. Madison's lead attorney says if Madison is convicted, the defense team will be working to save his life.

On Tuesday, attorneys will present arguments in state Supreme Court on why Anthony Sowell shouldn't be put to death for killing 11 women in Cleveland. He was convicted in 2011.