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Ohio man to be sentenced for killing 3 women wrapped in bags

  • A court officer tackles the father of one of three victims of Ohio serial killer Michael Madison, left, who leaped over a table to attack the defendant in court just minutes after the judge pronounced a death sentence in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Cleveland. Van Terry, the father of victim Shirellda Terry, was giving testimony about the loss of his daughter when he turned, paused and lunged toward Madison. (AP Photo/David Richard)

    A court officer tackles the father of one of three victims of Ohio serial killer Michael Madison, left, who leaped over a table to attack the defendant in court just minutes after the judge pronounced a death sentence in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Cleveland. Van Terry, the father of victim Shirellda Terry, was giving testimony about the loss of his daughter when he turned, paused and lunged toward Madison. (AP Photo/David Richard)  (The Associated Press)

  • A court officer tackles the father of one of three victims of Ohio serial killer Michael Madison, left, who leaped over a table to attack the defendant in court just minutes after the judge pronounced a death sentence in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Cleveland. Van Terry, the father of victim Shirellda Terry, had walked to the front of the courtroom to give a victim-impact statement when he turned, paused and lunged toward Madison, who gave him a malicious smile. (AP Photo/David Richard)

    A court officer tackles the father of one of three victims of Ohio serial killer Michael Madison, left, who leaped over a table to attack the defendant in court just minutes after the judge pronounced a death sentence in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Cleveland. Van Terry, the father of victim Shirellda Terry, had walked to the front of the courtroom to give a victim-impact statement when he turned, paused and lunged toward Madison, who gave him a malicious smile. (AP Photo/David Richard)  (The Associated Press)

  • A court officer tackles the father of one of three victims of Ohio serial killer Michael Madison, left, who leaped over a table to attack the defendant in court just minutes after the judge pronounced a death sentence in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/David Richard)

    A court officer tackles the father of one of three victims of Ohio serial killer Michael Madison, left, who leaped over a table to attack the defendant in court just minutes after the judge pronounced a death sentence in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)  (The Associated Press)

A suburban Cleveland man convicted of killing three women and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags is set to learn whether he'll be sentenced to death, as a jury recommended.

The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County judge sentencing Michael Madison on Thursday must decide whether he should die by lethal injection or get life in prison without parole.

A jury convicted Madison on aggravated murder and kidnapping counts last month, then deliberated for less than a day before recommending the death penalty.

Madison's attorneys argued that he shouldn't get a death sentence because of psychological damage caused by child abuse.

He was found guilty of killing 38-year-old Angela Deskins, 28-year-old Shetisha Sheeley and 18-year-old Shirellda Terry. Their bodies were found in July 2013 near the East Cleveland apartment building where Madison lived.