Michelle Knight forgives kidnapper Castro

2014-10-20 21:04

One of the three women held captive in a US home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.

Victim: US rapist was a coward

2013-11-07 10:15

Rapist Ariel Castro took "a coward's way out" when he killed himself in prison, according to one of the three US women he abducted and held captive for a decade.

Castro called mother of victim - report

2013-09-06 21:04

According to a videotaped FBI interrogation, kidnapper Ariel Castro says he called the mother of one of his victims while she was in captivity and told her she was OK.

Cleveland kidnapper commits suicide

Ariel Castro, the Ohio man who kidnapped and imprisoned three young women for around a decade, was found dead in his prison cell in an apparent suicide. Watch.

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Kidnapper Ariel Castro's house demolished

2013-08-07 15:01

Demolition has begun on the US house where three women were held captive and raped for over a decade, and authorities want to make sure the rubble isn't sold online.

US kidnapper gets life plus 1 000 years

2013-08-01 20:10

The US man, Ariel Castro, convicted of keeping 3 women captive over a decade has been given life without parole plus 1 000 years.

Kidnap victim: I spent 11 years in hell

2013-08-01 19:33

One of the victims of convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro has said at his sentencing hearing that she cried every night and that her years in captivity "turned into eternity".

Prosecutor: Kidnapped Ohio women kept diaries

2013-08-01 09:04

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 say.

Cleveland kidnapper to serve life

2013-07-26 20:04

Accused Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro has agreed on to plead guilty and serve life in prison without parole for the abduction and abuse of three women over about a decade.

Castro pleads not guilty to 977 charges

2013-07-17 22:45

The man accused of kidnapping three women and holding them captive for around a decade in Cleveland, Ohio, has been arraigned on a new 977-count indictment.


2 Ohio kidnap survivors have book deal

2013-12-17 07:29

Two of the three Ohio women held captive for years in a Cleveland house have a book deal.

Auto-erotic asphyxiation possible in Castro death

2013-10-10 22:27

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide, and two prison guards falsified logs documenting their observation of him.

Ohio reviews Castro's prison cell suicide

2013-09-06 08:03

The family of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro plans to claim his body as investigations sought to determine how the notorious prisoner managed to hang himself with a bed sheet.

Ohio kidnapper Castro commits suicide

2013-09-04 07:08

Ohio corrections officials say Ariel Castro who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade has committed suicide at a state prison facility.

Life plus 1000yrs for US kidnapper Castro

2013-08-02 08:23

The man convicted of holding three women captive in his house for more than a decade and raping them repeatedly now faces life without parole plus 1 000 years.

US kidnapper: I am not a monster

2013-08-01 19:52

The US bus driver who kidnapped three young women and tormented them for a decade in his Ohio home has insisted that he was "not a monster".

US kidnapper Ariel Castro apologises

2013-08-01 18:38

Ariel Castro has apologised for kidnapping three young women and holding them captive for a decade in his Ohio home at a sentencing hearing.

Life in jail 'best sentence' for kidnapper

2013-07-30 13:02

A life behind bars is just punishment for Ariel Castro, who has pleaded guilty to kidnapping three women and holding them as sex slaves for a decade, his son says.

Accused US kidnapper offered deal: TV

2013-07-26 08:35

Ohio prosecutors have offered accused Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro a plea deal to avoid a trial on charges he abducted three women and brutalised them over a period of about a decade, say reports.

Kidnap accused may not see daughter, 6

2013-07-03 22:00

An Ohio judge has rejected a surprise request from accused Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro to have visits in jail from his six-year-old daughter.

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