Ariel Castro Gets Life Plus 1,000 Years, Blames Acts on Child Sex Abuse


As foretold in a plea bargain last week, Ariel Castro got a term of life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years for kidnapping three women in Cleveland and torturing them in his home for a decade, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Castro apologized for his actions but insisted they resulted from sexual abuse in his childhood. “I'm sick. My sexual problems have been so bad on my mind that I've become impulsive,” he said. Castro said, “I know I'm 100 percent wrong. But they're trying to say I'm a violent person. I'm not a violent person.” Judge Michael Russo told Castro, “You have extreme narcissism, and it seems rather pervasive.” Victim Michelle Knight told Castro he was a hypocrite for attending church services every Sunday and then “going home to torture” the women. “I spent 11 years in hell, and now your hell is just beginning,” Knight said.

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