After the judge sentenced the defendant to death for killing three people, the father of one of the female victim’s lunged across the courtroom to attack the convicted sex offender.
According to ABC News, the victim Shirellda Terry’s father, Van Terry, was giving a victim-impact statement when killer Michael Madison gave him a spiteful smile.
Terry then leaped toward Madison as sheriff’s deputies attempted to break up the scuffle, before escorting him out of the courthouse.
Madison, 38, received the death penalty after the judge accepted the jury’s recommendation, according to ABC News. He is responsible for killing 3 people, which were discovered when a cable television worker reported smelling a strong odor in Madison’s garage. Police discovered a decaying female body in garbage bags and the other bodies in the basement and backyard of a neighboring home.
His victim’s included Shirellda Terry, 18, Angela Deskins, 38, and Shetisha Sheeley, 28.