Michael Madison

A grieving father lunged for the throat of a smirking serial killer in a Cleveland courtroom Thursday.

Serial killer Michael Madison had just received the death sentence when chaos erupted in the courtroom.

Van Terry, the father of one of the victims, paused during his witness impact statement to glare at Madison sitting at the defense table. Then, without warning, Terry lunged across the table and briefly clutched Madison's throat.

Court officers reacted swiftly and caught Terry in mid flight. Other officers and family members restrained Terry, whose daughter Shirellda Terry, 18, was Madison's final victim.

The still-smirking serial killer was removed from the courtroom as the victim's family members shrieked and wept.

Madison, 38, is accused of killing three women in East Cleveland and dumping their bodies in garbage bags in the summer of 2013.

Police were led to the bodies after responding to reports of a foul odor coming from a garage leased by Madison.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    thats a real daddy right there. hell on the death penalty. leave him alone for 8 minutes with that grieving father.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    thats a real daddy right there. hell on the death penalty. leave him alone for 8 minutes with that grieving father.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    My heart goes out to him. I prayed his daughter would be alright, kidnapped his baby in broad daylight on her way to work. I can't fathom the pain he's in, don't blame him.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    My heart goes out to him. I prayed his daughter would be alright, kidnapped his baby in broad daylight on her way to work. I can't fathom the pain he's in, don't blame him.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Then, without warning, Terry lunged across the table and briefly clutched Madison’s throat.
    .................................................................
    I wish he had a chance to actually crush it! BASTID!!!!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Then, without warning, Terry lunged across the table and briefly clutched Madison’s throat.
    .................................................................
    I wish he had a chance to actually crush it! BASTID!!!!

  • Mystery User

    Are they going to try to lock him up like they did the guy who beat his wifes attempted rapist to death?

  • side_i

    I felt his pain through my phone ??

  • Milani

    That poor man...losing his daughter's life to the likes of this punk. He's smirking now, because he's in shackles and whatnot, and he knows he can't be touched...but wait til he gets back to the prison...in the showers...where there's no shackles and one there to protect him.

    I feel for the dad and his family:(

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    yep, he'll get some 'jailhouse justice' in due time

  • EC

    So sad ? I don't blame him one bit.. Watch the coward try to kill himself now that he's on death row.

  • TheWildChild

    ? ? Wow, Ohio seems to have a lot of violent sex offenders. This is the fourth violent case I've read this week involving Ohio residents. One was very disturbing involving a mother holding her 8yr old daughter down to allow the stepfather violate the child and her 14yr sister. Just sick and vile POS, I feel this fathers pain.

  • That’s Interesting

    I don't blame him. At all.

  • SoChlo

    I would've tried to kill his ass too. Watching this makes me tear up.

  • SoChlo

    Me too. This almost makes me cry.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I would've let him choke that bish out if I were the C.O.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The father should get himself arrested and sent to the same prison.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    they will in prison... not in the court house.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Jumpan Jumpan Jumpan, f*ck was you expecting? Woo

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Me too

  • Future Styles

    I'll never understand why the officers don't just let the family get a few good swings in. All of that for what? Poor man is grieving and that scum got the death penalty anyway so let him get a few punches in.

  • LibraGirlonly

    It's some very sick minds out here.

  • Well.well$well

    How or why he would smirk about killing someone's child..If I was a judge in that court room I would've let him beat the brakes off that jackass..

  • country57

    I like your visual Milani, no shackles, all alone, in the showers. Do not drop that soap.

  • LibraGirlonly

    That's going a bit far lol.

  • Finding Forever…

    THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE BLOCKED HIM! STRAIGHT HAYMAKERED HIS A$$, SICK FU$KER! THAT LUNGE DOE? THAT A-L-O-N-E SHE HAVE ALLOWED HIM ONE GOOD PIMP SLAP TO DA DOME!

  • MsSincerity

    They could've at least let the man get a couple licks in before they restrained him (that's what I would've done). They've shown a few videos like this on "Disorder In The Court", and I've felt the pain each time the family member tried to leap at the suspect. Yeah he's getting a life sentence, but that's not enough. A few blows to the face won't bring her back neither, but it'll feel good for the moment just to let off some steam. I've seen a few court cases where the suspect smirks or whatnot, and in some cases, I believe they're smirking not to show weakness or to give the people in the room any satisfaction , but on the inside they're bothered as f - - k #sometimesviolenceistheanswer

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I remma this story. The deceased girl...her mother is a pastor. God bless these folks.

  • Finding Forever…

    OFF TOPIC...WHERE WILL YOU BE @ 9 TONIGHT?

  • n1kk1a

    I feel you, but 1. He may not get sent to the same place and 2. That is taking it a bit far...?

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    *raises hand* ohhh ohh I know. Pick me. PICK ME

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I hope so ?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    no Sandra, Lol!
    he took his one chance to get up close and personal with this sub-human. now he has to try to pull it together and continue to be a father to his remaining children (if he has any). that animal will be dealt with by the 'citizens' of his new 'hometown'

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    On my couch rooting for the Cavs. I have watch party tickets Sunday.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    This is so sad. I hope he dies a slow harsh death after what he did to that man's daughter. He is a disgusting dirty bastard. I can only imagine what the father is feeling.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Terrence with that perm and pink oil moisturizer... lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I'm about to cook stuffed shells and chicken wangs!!!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    not gonna lie, something like this MIGHT shake my faith... dats just me...

  • Finding Forever…

    THIS GAME TONIGHT, DOE? SERIES OVA IN 6, WHATCHA THINK? I GOT $5 ON IT ;)

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Yes. Warriors in 6.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    God knows it might. I would be so DONE. My baby girl. Man listen.

  • Finding Forever…

    RIIGHT...YOU WERE NEXT ON MY LIST TO ASK. I SOOOO WASN'T EXPECTING FOR YOU TO BE ON BE ON THE BRON-BRON WAGON, LOL...

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I'm in (in not from) the bay area and hope the Cavs win. I'm so sick of Curry's albino sold his soul to the devil ass and these damn crazy cult fans out here. #yesimhatin i'm not a Bron super fan but, i'm so sick of the warriors and their black magic on the court. it's unreal.

  • https://www.wattpad.com/user/aleonhart Annie Leonhart

    I remember when they started finding the bodies. We all thought it was another Imperial Ave case. My hairdresser was releated to Shirella and was hoping that she wasn't one of the victims at the time.

    What really boiled me was that he didn't want to be compared to Anthony Sowell coz he wanted to be tried fairly. ? Like he wasn't any less a monster as Sowell. What about those women you killed? Did you treat them "fairly?"

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    if I was a pastor, I'd probably be like FDS, errbody can go str8 to hail far as I care :shrug:
    Lol!

  • Renee Bee

    Father God be a shield to protect this father. He is hurting for his baby girl.

  • Finding Forever…

    LET ME SLIDE IN YOUR DM, LOL...YOU ALLLLL BETTA BE PUMPED AS HELL, BUT I KNOW I AIN'T GOTTA SAY ISH. FOOD & GAME...LOCKED & LOADED, LOL!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I aint on it. Im watching for the other dudes lol

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    YAS

  • Finding Forever…

    UHHHH...SUZY HANDLE THIS (see pic)...IT'S ALLL BOUT THE CAVALIERS, BAABBY (All About The Benjamins Voice)...LOL ;)

  • Low E. TUH!

    THIS IS SAD...I GOT NOTHING

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *deep sigh*
    now I got to stop and get wings!!!!
    Nobody Else type nothing bout no food! :sobs:

  • Tammie Reed

    You guys don't want to live, walk or drive thru there EVER! Its like the Wild Wild West, full or drugs, poverty and crime! Its extremely dangerous and one of the worst cities in the country! I went to middle & high school in East Cleveland but that was MANY years ago when it was just ok then lol! I now hate to visit people that still live in that area and I usually make up some type of excuse why I can't stop by, hate to say it!

    Earlier this year a high school classmate was kidnapped in his driveway in broad daylight and later found dead in his trunk! I don't play with East Cleveland and its the same place that they busted their former Mayor cross dressing...Lawd!

  • Finding Forever…

    Figures (Quincy voice from Love & Basketball), LOL...I had a feeling...SHE AIN'T BOUT THAT BRON LIFE, LOL.

  • Finding Forever…

    ....

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Awwww Nancy lol yes we got to eat and cheer for our boys

  • Low E. TUH!

    THE ENTIRE LARYNX

  • Tammie Reed

    Lawd....Sandra!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Yes let me go get started I want to be on the couch comfortable at 9.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    okay, im'a eat whilst yall cheer, LOL!!!
    #FUPAsquad

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    just crush it like a cracker!
    #AndImNonViolent

  • Finding Forever…

    I have buffalo wangs too (let Perdue HANDLE IT, LOL)...but wit salad...TRIED TO RIGHT MY WRONG WIT SOME SALAD, LOL. Talenti's (apple pie flavor) WILL BE ON DECK, TOO ;)

  • SummerBaby

    My uncles live in Cleveland. I don't know which side it's been years since I visited.

  • Finding Forever…

    HOPE & PRAY FOR HEALING FOR THE FAMILY...
    ***Is it just me or does this still make Pops look like Booooby Brown?***

  • Finding Forever…

    ...black magic on the court...
    ~~~~~~~~
    TIRED OF THE VOODOO, HUH?

  • AnonymousRose

    they should have let dad beat his azz, what harm could he do more to that piece of chyt

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I won't click? I've seen this scene many times before. Always sad?

  • AnonymousRose

    Why even put his azz in prison to eat, chyt and shower, go ahead and nuk the summabish

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    have you seen the youtube rants about him? pure comedy!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    My oldest sister...her ex husband is from Lorain. Former Ford factory workers. Whole fam. I had to go up there and visit and even stayed a summer there. She 11 almost 12 years older. So they sent for me my sophomore/junior summer. When I say rough? Bay-bee.

  • Lovelove

    I don't blame him.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol gosh that reminds me I need to be scooting to a gym but I'm still gon eat lol.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol right your wrongs you mean lol. I'm not trying to be right, I'm gonna bake that cake I've been baking since Monday.

  • SpideySense

    I thought death row inmates were locked down 23 hours a day. They don't mill about in general population so I doubt he'll get prison justice.

    I bet the dad would be ok with getting locked up just to have the satisfaction of hurting that SOB

  • SpideySense

    I couldn't watch. The pain on his face in the photo was enough.

  • Noirluv45

    I really wish the court had allowed the man have at that cockroach. Too bad we aren't like China where people like this cockroach who are guilty of a crime are immediately executed.

  • puppylove

    Claps in a circle. Next time he gotta watch A Time To Kill Though.

  • puppylove

    Am I going to hell cause i giggled?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    OH MY GOD. I can't watch movies like that anymore. Makes me wanna go outside and wait for a mofo to just look crazy and WISH A NIGGA WOULD.... .

  • DivineMsM

    "I wish he had a chance to actually crush it!"

    https://media.giphy.com/media/13HXKG2HGN8aPK/giphy.gif

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    They should've let him go!! And there's always some idiot in the background, screaming "NOO!! NO!!" Like stfu and come over here and help me fight..

  • Di Ana

    The death penalty is too easy he should be made to rot the rest of his life behind bars.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??? nah, the thought of the killer getting what's coming to him is probably what prompted your delight...

  • Let’s be fair

    Ugh the ignorance

  • Queen B

    Damn pops was moving too slow!! If i was sheriff i wudve took my precious ol time dismantling him ??

  • KB

    This brought tears to my eyes. That was the devil sitting in that chair smiling at that father. My prayers for this family and the other victims. Please fix it Jesus.

  • Noelle

    ??????????

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    about Steph or Bron?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    steph... hillarious stuff

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Okay thanks. I'm going to look it up now. I'm tired of chicken curry too. They just go overboard with him.

  • Finding Forever…

    Nope...but I shall go look ;)

  • product of 79

    You tried daddy you tried? And I ain't mad at cha... Hell let it been me might've had a lil knife and jabbed his ass right in the neck... Rest EASY baby gurl ? sending prayers UP

  • product of 79

    Yea its rough AF... The NATI... The land and Youngstown don't play...

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    Wow, a little more to the left and that would have been the perfect right hook!

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Good evening...aint it always funny how KILLERS NEVER WANNA DIE?

  • http://browngirltightcurl.blogspot.com nellboogie

    I'm from Cleveland. Most of the people are salt of the earth, hard-working folks. I cant stand these demonically-possessed people that commit these types of crimes. I pray for peace for the family. That dad is hurting, you can see it in his eyes...SMH.

  • IamAllnatural

    If the victims were officers, they would've taken their sweet time to restrain that idiot. So sad, may those women RIP.

  • che’lint

    That video made me cry. I pray that this father will be gentle with himself and he is able to find some type of comfort and peace. It will definitely take the rest of his life, I pray in that journey he will find a gentle way. Rest in peace to all the victims.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Sandy Bigelow! LMAO!!

  • 1shy112

    He hurting man... Just sad!!! That man did have a smirk on his damn face. Jesus!!!

  • Miany

    Thats heartbreaking.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    It is

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I would've thrown a chair then lunged at his evil ass. I wish oh how I wish they would've let the father beat the life out of that demon.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Ditto, feel the fathers rage 100%

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    What bout last night!!!

  • BLOODBLOOD

    He had every right they should of let him do some damage before they grabbed him

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    They should've let him whoop his ass

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    They should've let him whoop his ass

  • sunni_daze

    They should have let the father and family deal with him, it would save so much time and money.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Curry is funny looking. His siblings look normal, but he looks like an in vitro fertilization baby.

  • Dani B.

    that piece of s#!+ is LUCKY the LAW was there to "protect" him...they should have LET THE FATHER have at him for about 10secs..long enough to choke him to the point of seeing stars..BUT ooooooh when he gets to his new village, the restless "natives" will surely give him a few welcome HOME taps!!! #pieceOfS#!+

  • Dani B.

    okay Let me calm down ...eeeeeew this sick man! #serialKILLER

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Dont they do that in some countries? They let the sentence be carried out by the family of the victim?

  • sunni_daze

    Yep. I watched a whole entire family F someone up in another counrty. Swift justice.

  • Finding Forever…

    CTHU (KNEW someone would give a REMINDER--my nephew was ON MY A$$ as of last night, LOL). IT'S JUST GAME ONE, BUT I (AS WELL AS OTHER CAVS FAN...DAMN TEAM FOR THAT MATTER) GOTTA HOLD THAT L. THAT'S BOUT AS MUCH INSIGHT THAT I CAN GIVE...HITTING DUDES IN THE NUTS, DELLY? JUST TURRIBLE (Charles Barkley voice). SEE YA SUNDAY...SAME TIME, SAME PLACE...LOL ;)

  • MzFutureLCSW

    a smirking serial killer
    still-smirking serial killer
    He sure was! Wacko!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Listen. We winning in 6.

  • ChocolateChick84

    Cavs in 7!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    No.

  • Finding Forever…
  • Guess Who

    TER-RAY! TER-RAY! TER-RAY! TER-RAY! TER-REE!!!
    SIDE NOTE: would have been my first emotionally driven impulse too!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Anybody can get it anywhere. Space and opportunity.

  • Sincerity7

    That would be so hard to stand up and read a statement while the killer is looking at your sideways. The courtroom needs to be prepared for reactions like this. Or maybe the Judge should just read it out loud instead.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Trip and not get there fast enough?

  • che’lint

    I'm from the bay and I worry about the nonsense that will go down if the Warriors win or lose.

  • hottlanta

    Best swan dive I have ever seen.

  • red barbie

    Bitch as nigga I hope u get yours in your cell