Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, 52, committed suicide at a state prison facility, Ohio corrections officials say. In July, Castro was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for kidnapping and raping Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus. He held the women captive for over a decade in his house.
At Ariel Castro’s sentencing hearing Thursday morning, investigators revealed photos from inside the Cleveland house of horrors where he kept three women hostage for nearly a decade.
Amanda Berry lit up an Ohio stage over the weekend in her first public appearance since escaping captivity from a Cleveland home where captor Ariel Castro held her and two others for over a decade.
Ariel Castro, who is accused of holding three woman hostage in his home for a decade, has accepted a plea deal. Castro will be spared the death penalty, but will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Ariel Castro, the man accused of holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for over a decade, pleaded not guilty in an Ohio courtroom on Wednesday.
Newly released cell phone video shows the moment police stormed a Cleveland, Ohio home and rescued the women who’d allegedly been held captive for 10 years.
Garrett Tenney reported that the neighbor who shot the video was standing one home away from suspect Ariel Castro’s house when police rescued Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight. It happened after Amanda Berry’s escape and 911 call for help.
We’re hearing new sound this morning from the police dispatch center of the moments after Amanda Berry’s desperate 911 call. Radio traffic captured the instant the officers arrived on scene and realized that the woman who called 911 was indeed Berry. The audio will give you chills.
Chilling new details continue to stream out about the Cleveland ‘House of Horrors’ in which three women and a child were held captive for a decade. Ainsley reports new details live from Ohio, including that the women were fed through holes in the doors of their bedrooms. It wasn’t until their spirits were broken that they were allowed to roam throughout the house.
Ariel Castro appeared in a Cleveland court moments ago and was arraigned on charges of rape and kidnapping.
Cleveland City Prosecutor Victor Perez announced that Ariel Castro, the man suspected of holding three women and a child captive for nearly a decade, will be charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape.
The aunt of Gina DeJesus, one of the three women found after 10 years in Ohio, spoke moments after DeJesus returned home from the hospital.
Gina DeJesus arrived home to her family moments ago after being held captive for 10 years. She was kidnapped when she was just 14 years old.