Castro Gets 1,000 Years For Imprisoning OH Women; Never Will Leave Prison


Ariel Castro pleaded guilty in Cleveland on Friday to charges that he abducted and raped three women who in May escaped from his home after more than a decade, says the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Castro agreed to a plea deal that will put him in prison for life without parole, plus a minimum of 1,000 years. He pleaded guilty to 937 counts of a 977-count indictment.

His guilty plea included two charges of aggravated murder in connection with terminating the pregnancy of one of his victims. “He’s never coming out [of prison] except nailed in a box or in an ash can,” said Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty. Victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight said they were “relieved” by the plea. They issued a statement saying “they do not wish to speak to the media or anyone else.”

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