Ariel Castro sentenced to life in prison


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Ariel Castro
Ariel Castro
Updated: 8/01/2013 1:05 pm Published: 8/01/2013 1:04 pm


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 was being given his sentence Thursday. He 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 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.

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Mayor Maynot - 8/1/2013 3:22 PM
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What carri said.

carri k - 8/1/2013 2:57 PM
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I am pleased with the respect and dignity that his victims have been given since all of this came out. There isn't any punishment that could be bestowed on him that would ever equal the magnitude of what he has done to these women, and their families.
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