VIDEO: Grieving Father Attacks His Daughter’s Killer In Courtroom After Killer Smirks At Father
By FOX 8 // June 6, 2016
Convicted Killer Was Sentenced To Death
ABOVE VIDEO: A grieving father lunged at his daughter’s murderer in a Cleveland courtroom. The murderer, who had just received a death sentence, was smirking at the victim’s father moments before the brawl.
(FOX 8) – A grieving father lunged at his daughter’s murderer in a Cleveland courtroom. The murderer, who had just received a death sentence, was smirking at the victim’s father moments before the brawl.
A father spoke with Fox 8 in Cleveland on Thursday, explaining what caused him to lunge at his daughter’s killer while in court.
Van Terry, father of Shirellda Terry, jumped on Michael Madison during the sentencing Thursday afternoon.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is looking into whether or not to file charges against Terry.
Terry was one of the family members who chose to speak after the judge sentenced Madison to death for killing his daughter and two other women.
“He looked at me and smiled,” Terry said. “I thought that was so disrespectful.”
“I was thinking how he mutilated my child, cut my child. You did all this while my child was still alive, so you caused my baby great pain. I don`t know if I thought about leaping or what have you, I just know I wanted him.”
Terry said that if he does get charged, he is okay with it because he thinks he did the right thing.
The judge followed a jury’s recommendation that Madison should be executed for aggravated murder and kidnapping. The judge could have chosen life in prison with no chance of parole.