Man pleads not guilty to killing 3 Ohio women

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags earlier this month.

Thirty-five-year-old Michael Madison appeared via a video feed from jail for his arraignment Wednesday in Cleveland. The judge continued his $6 million bond and said she would appoint two attorneys to represent him.

A pretrial hearing was set for Tuesday morning.

Madison is facing six charges of aggravated murder, two for each victim under different killing theories. Other charges include three counts of kidnapping.

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.

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