Ohio man gets life term in kidnapping

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Ohio man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years.


Fifty-three-year-old Ariel Castro had pleaded guilty to 937 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault.


A plea deal struck last week spared him from a possible death sentence for beating and starving a pregnant victim, Michelle Knight, until she miscarried.


The women disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004, when they were 14, 16 and 20 years old.


They escaped to freedom May 6 when one of them, Amanda Berry, broke out part of the door to Castro’s house and yelled to neighbors for help.

AP logo




Powered by Facebook Comments