Friday 30 September 2016

Man lunges at daughter's killer in court

Published 03/06/2016 | 17:46

A court officer tackles the father of one of three victims of Ohio serial killer Michael Madison (AP)
A court officer tackles the father of one of three victims of Ohio serial killer Michael Madison (AP)

A US man says he lunged at his daughter's killer in court because the defendant smiled disrespectfully at him.

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Courtroom officials in Cleveland, Ohio, grabbed Van Terry after he leaped across a courtroom table minutes after a judge sentenced Michael Madison to death in the killings of his daughter and two other women.

Mr Terry told reporters he was thinking about his daughter when he went after Madison. Madison did not appear to be injured.

Prosecutors say Madison mutilated Mr Terry's 18-year-old daughter.

The victims' bodies were found near Madison's East Cleveland home in 2013.

Mr Terry said it is fine if he is charged with going after Madison because he did the right thing.

A spokesman for the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office said the attack is being reviewed.

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