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Cleveland Kidnapping Victim
Says Captor’s Hell Is Just Starting

New York Times, by Trip Gabriel and Timothy Williams

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Posted By:kennedylaw, 8/1/2013 3:43:10 PM

CLEVELAND — A former school bus driver who pleaded guilty to more than 900 counts, including aggravated murder, kidnapping and rape, after imprisoning three women in his west Cleveland house for a decade, gave a rambling justification for his crimes at his sentencing hearing Thursday, denying that he was depraved or violent and saying instead that there had been “a lot of harmony in that house.” Afterward, the man, Ariel Castro, 53, was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 1,000 years by Judge Michael J. Russo of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 8/1/2013 3:47:34 PM     (No. 9453499)

Hopefully another thug will send him there sooner rather than later.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 8/1/2013 3:52:04 PM     (No. 9453503)

Some of the more outrageous things Castro said: There was no violence in the house, just ´harmony´.

He said all the sex was consensual, and that all the women had many sexual partners before him. (One was barely 14)

His 6 yr. old daughter led a ´normal life´.

This guy is in denial, big-time. I think somehow the inmates will cure him of his sexual addiction. Rot, Castro, rot.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: msjena, 8/1/2013 3:52:29 PM     (No. 9453504)

Typical sociopathic criminal who, even as he pleads guilty, tries to claim he did nothing wrong. It´s always someone else´s fault--like the teenage girls he kidnapped. I expect at some point, he will challenge the plea, claiming he was mentally unsound at the time.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 8/1/2013 3:54:15 PM     (No. 9453507)

FTA: "These people are trying to paint me as a monster," Mr. Castro said. "I’m not a monster. I’m sick."

Rabid dogs are sick. You treat them by putting them down.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Alibi Inn, 8/1/2013 4:06:00 PM     (No. 9453524)

This evil demon asked the City why they were going to tear down his house that he kept the girls hostage in -- claiming he had many good memories with the girls there. I give this human debris less than two years where he´s headed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: msjena, 8/1/2013 4:30:40 PM     (No. 9453571)

I wish they would block his face from the TV screen. I have to look away every time. I wonder if he knows how typical he is of every sexual predator/monster? Remember the kidnapper of Jaycee Dugard? He said their relationship was "beautiful."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Retiredhippy, 8/1/2013 4:32:57 PM     (No. 9453574)

Life + 1000.
A good start for this scum.
A good ending would be the jeffrey dahmer type.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 8/1/2013 6:59:02 PM     (No. 9453795)

I really don´t doubt this guy will meet a hideous and well deserved fate at the hands of his fellow inmates.

I just think it´s interesting that this guy says and maybe even believes he´s not a monster.

I think he lives in his own world where he sets the rules of morality, right and wrong. That way there would be no way he could possibly sin. I think that way of thinking is far more common than most people realize.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: EQKimball, 8/1/2013 7:38:01 PM     (No. 9453839)

Suppose he had thrown his shoe instead? Most liberals thought that was pretty cool.

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