Thirty-five-year-old Michael Madison did not enter a plea during his brief arraignment Wednesday in Cleveland. He waived a preliminary hearing.
Madison is facing six charges of aggravated murder, two for each victim under different killing theories.
He’s also charged with three counts of kidnapping, three counts of gross abuse of a corpse, one count of rape, and one count of weapon possession by an ex-convict.
East Cleveland police found one body July 19 when a caller reported a foul smell coming from a garage. Two more bodies were found the next day.
Watch Michael Madison’s charges be read to him here: