Chaos erupted in a Cleveland, Ohio courtroom Thursday (local time) when a serial killer was attacked after being sentenced to death in a case involving three women.
After Michael Madison was sentenced to die, family members were allowed to address the court and killer.
The father of an 18- year-old victim approached the podium, started speaking and then turned and lunged over the defense table in an attempt to grab Madison.
People started screaming as the father was restrained by court officers and Madison was removed from the courtroom. The father was led from the courtroom as well.
Madison was convicted last month of killing three women and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags.
The Cuyahoga County judge agreed with a jury who thought he should die by lethal injection.
He was found guilty of killing 38-year-old Angela Deskins, 28-year-old Shetisha Sheeley and 18-year-old Shirellda Terry. Their bodies were found in July 2013 near the East Cleveland apartment building where Madison lived.