Ohio Suspect Charged With 3 Counts of Murder

Judge sets bail at $6 million for Michael Madison, 35, who could face the death penalty if convicted.
5:15 | 07/22/13

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Okay we're here and -- students scored on case thirteen CRE 00985. -- -- the vs Michael Madison could you please stand ups -- Mr. Madison on -- to read to you the nature of the charges against you. And summarize each one for you as well let's give me the potential penalties and you've had a chance to account is that correct -- In the first charges charged with aggravated murder. In violation of Ohio revised code -- 903. Point 01. -- -- -- -- about the 22 day of July you did purposely caused the death of an unidentified female while committing another felony. The offense was committed one week to nine months prior to define that the body as -- Jane doe murder. The second murder is. The same -- -- about the -- second day of July Michael Madsen did purposely caused the death of an answer that districts. While committing another felony. The offense was committed three weeks or few weeks prior to the finding of the -- In and there's a third murder charge. -- about -- -- second day of July Michael Madsen did purposely caused the death of an unidentified female while committing another felony. If this was committed one week to one month prior to define -- -- All of those are felonies are the first degree because they are aggravated murder. They are punishable by a possible death or life in prison and a 100000 dollar fine you understand that. They're also three additional charges of kidnapping. The complaint states that Mueller about the nineteenth day of July Michael Madison did -- force threat. Or deception use of deception restrain -- destiny's. Over liberty with the purpose to terrorize. Inflict serious physical harm at purposely caused the death of -- of the -- This offense was -- weeks prior to finding the -- has kidnapping fast on the of the first degree. Is also a second charge of kidnapping whereas they sit on the nineteenth day of July. Michael Madison did knowingly force threaten or use deception to restrain the Jane -- over liberty with the purpose to -- -- Inflict serious physical harm. It purposely caused the death of that -- There's -- -- was committed one week to one month prior to the finding that the -- In and there's a third charge of kidnapping stating that more about the nineteenth day of July. Michael Madsen did normally forced threaten or use deception to restrain -- -- -- for liberty. With the purpose to terrorize inflict serious physical harm -- purposely caused the death of that -- This offense was committed when we took nine months prior to the finding the body. Those are -- that the first degree punishable by up to 345678913. Years in prison. And up to a 25000 dollar fine for each -- -- Mr. Madison you have a right to counsel and obviously you've had a chance to speak with counseling now. According to the -- the rules and Ohio if you -- -- for an attorney we will make sure that -- is provided to you at no cost. I must also advise -- that other than just acknowledging what I've -- to you do you need not make any statements. Because he stated that they could be used against you. Also -- it's been a felony -- case would not be heard in this particular court what will happen is you have an automatic right to a preliminary hearing. After preliminary hearing. The prosecution must prove that that this was committed and -- -- likely the person who committed. It's not to determine your guilt or innocence back -- take place in this court if that's your desire and if that is your desire we will set a date for that particular hearing. But you can also waived that hearing and that's why we've given you -- systems -- counsel to make that decision. Keep in mind that the prosecution is -- able to establish either of the above elements that offense was committed and -- -- likely the person who committed. The charges would be dismissed -- however prosecutors may also take this directly to the grand jurors. It's also important to know whether or not you -- or establish a probable cause hearing where you are found to be likely the person who committed these crimes. This case will be transferred to the Cuyahoga County. Court would hear further proceedings you understand that because it will not take place here -- you gonna count county. It also is important know that because this is a felony you don't have to it's -- this time. The only question that I need to have answered is whether or not you would like to have a preliminary here. And we will listen up bond for you this time loss. -- -- -- understand you are representing the defendant mr. Madison at this time this has decided -- and I'm gonna have a preliminary hearing witness. The court -- note that the preliminary hearing has been waived him because council is present. The assumption is that that's been made intelligently and -- -- -- at this time the bond is going to be sent will be one million dollars per account. So there -- six -- six charges to your bonds to be six million dollars and understand that. There's no other business before the court we will conclude this matter understanding that the preliminary hearing has been waived what will happen now -- you will be transferred to the county -- this entire case.

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