Woman killed in fatal stabbing is mother of East Cleveland serial killer Michael Madison

Cleveland police say the suspect was found showering inside the home
Updated: Jun. 22, 2019 at 4:23 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland police have released new details in a chilling overnight attack that left a woman dead and three children injured.

According to police, 62-year-old Diane Madison was fatally stabbed inside a home in the 19000 block of Chickasaw Avenue around 12:15 a.m. Saturday.

19 News confirmed she is the mother of East Cleveland serial killer Michael Madison.

Michael Madison was found guilty of killing three women in 2013 after saying he admired local serial killer Anthony Sowell.

Three children, two 10-year-old girls and a 12-year-old boy, were also stabbed in the attack. They were taken to Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital for treatment and are expected to survive.

The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Jaylen Latrell Plummer.

Police said Plummer entered the rooms of the three juveniles as they slept in their beds and began stabbing them. Two of the children were able to escape the home and ran to a neighbor’s home to call police.

When police arrived at the home, they found Plummer showering inside and took him into custody.

They also found the third juvenile hiding inside the residence.

People who live near the home told 19 News they were shocked to hear news of the crime.

“Knowing that the person is in custody, it does make me feel safer," said Denise Mixon. "I would feel safer, knowing he’s not running around. Not knowing the reason, why, makes it a little unnerving, but knowing they do have a person in custody makes me feel better.”

Nothing further as police continue to investigate.

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