Grand jury indicts suspect in Cleveland slayings case


COLUMBUS (AP) -- A man accused of the deaths of three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags in East Cleveland has being indicted by a northeast Ohio grand jury on 14 counts including charges of aggravated murder and kidnapping.

The Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office announced Monday that a grand jury charged 35-year-old Michael Madison with six counts of aggravated murder, three counts of kidnapping, three counts of gross abuse of a corpse, one count of rape and one count of having weapons under disability.

Police discovered the first of three bodies in a dilapidated neighborhood July 19 after responding to a call about a foul odor. Madison was arrested the same day at his mother's house after a brief standoff with police.

Madison has no attorney listed in the county.

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