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Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro jailed for life without parole

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Video by Philip CROWTHER

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Latest update : 2013-08-02

An Ohio judge sentenced Ariel Castro to life in prison without parole for kidnapping and raping three women during the more than 10 years he held them captive, as well as for aggravated murder for beating one of the women until she miscarried.

The U.S. man convicted of holding three women captive in his house for over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life without parole.

Fifty-three-year-old Ariel Castro was given his sentence Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to 937 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault.

He got the life term for the most serious count and was getting additional time for the hundreds of other counts.

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 May 6 when one of them, Amanda Berry, broke out part of the door to Castro’s house and yelled to neighbors for help.

(AP)

 

Date created : 2013-08-01

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