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Michelle Knight, a victim, speaks during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro, right,  Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Castro gets life term in kidnapping of 3 women

CLEVELAND (AP) — The man convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 […]

08/01/2013

Michelle Knight sits in the courtroom during a break in the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland kidnapping victim: I cried every night

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of three women kidnapped and repeatedly raped for a decade before their escape told her abductor Thursday that her life is just beginning while his is over now that he’s about […]

08/01/2013

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Prosecutor: Kidnapped Ohio women kept diaries

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three women held captive in a run-down home for a decade kept diaries documenting the horrific physical and sexual abuse they suffered on a daily basis, prosecutors said Wednesday. The women’s kidnapper, […]

07/31/2013

In this Friday, June 7, 2013 file photo, Ohio State University president Gordon Gee gives his retirement speech during the board of trustees meeting in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Responses, many angry, flood Ohio State after remarks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joseph Nally was disappointed on three fronts by disparaging remarks made by Ohio State University’s former president — as a Roman Catholic, a graduate of Ohio State and a Notre Dame […]

07/31/2013

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty listens to court proceedings in the plea agreement of Ariel Castro, Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Prosecutor: Sentencing to prove Castro is monster

CLEVELAND (AP) — When Ariel Castro was first arrested and charged with imprisoning and raping three women in his house on a tough Cleveland street over a decade, his attorneys said evidence would show that […]

07/31/2013

In this Saturday, July 27, 2013, photo provided by Brian Harrell, Amanda Berry, one of three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade, makes a surprise appearance at the RoverFest concert in Cleveland. Berry appeared at a public event for the first time since her rescue, a day after her abductor pleaded guilty in the case. The rapper Nelly called Berry back to the stage after his music set. (AP Photo/Courtesy Brian Harrell)

Ariel Castro’s son say life sentence ‘appropriate’

CLEVELAND (AP) — The son of the Cleveland man who admitted kidnapping, raping and enslaving three women for about a decade said Monday his father belongs in prison for the rest of his life. In […]

07/29/2013

Ariel Castro looks over at the prosecutors table during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio prosecutor: Castro will never see daughter

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor says he’s making sure convicted rapist and kidnapper Ariel Castro will never see the girl he fathered with one of his victims. Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Blaise Thomas says […]

07/26/2013

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ariel Castro agrees to plea in Ohio kidnap case

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade agreed to plead guilty Friday in a deal to avoid the death penalty. In exchange, Ariel […]

07/26/2013

East Cleveland police officers search a neighborhood Sunday, July 21, 2013, near where three bodies were recently found, in East Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio chief says 1 or 2 more bodies could be found

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Searchers rummaging through vacant houses in a neighborhood where three female bodies were found wrapped in plastic bags should be prepared to find one or two more victims, a police […]

07/21/2013

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio suspect: 512 counts kidnapping; 446 counts rape

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for more than a decade pleaded not guilty Wednesday on an expanded indictment charging him with 512 counts of kidnapping […]

07/17/2013

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