Trial delayed for man charged in deaths of 3 women

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Posted: Oct 27, 2014 3:17 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — The trial for a convicted sex offender accused of killing three Ohio women has been delayed until 2015 as prosecutors and defense attorneys await court rulings concerning a psychological evaluation of the defendant.

Attorneys for 37-year-old Michael Madison have asked that a special prosecutor be appointed. They argue Madison's rights were violated when a psychologist working for prosecutors interviewed him for three hours in June. Madison is accused of killing the women and leaving their bodies in trash bags in East Cleveland in 2013.

Prosecutors argue that they have not read or heard anything said by Madison during the interview. Madison could face the death penalty if convicted.

A Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County judge ordered the psychological evaluation. That judge on Monday set a Jan. 12 trial date.