The father of a woman killed by a convicted sex offender leaped across a courtroom table to attack convicted murder Michael Madison on Thursday shortly after a judge sentenced the defendant to death for killing three people and wrapping their bodies in garbage bags.
Van Terry, the father of Shirellda Terry, had walked to the front of the courtroom to give a victim-impact statement.
"Right now I guess we're supposed to in our hearts forgive this clown," Terry said in his statement. "He's touched our families, taken my child..."
He then paused, leaning his elbow on a table, as he stared at Madison, the killer gave a smirk and Terry launched himself over a courtroom table attacking Madison.