George Hiotis

Castro Gets Life Plus 1000 Years

by George Hiotis on August 1, 2013 at 2:41 am

The man convicted of imprisoning three women in his Cleveland home for a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years. 53-year-old Ariel Castro had pleaded guilty to 937 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault. A plea deal struck last week spared him from a possible death sentence for beating a starving a pregnant victim, Michelle Knight, until she miscarried. The women disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004, when they were 14, 16 and 20 years old. They escaped to freedom May 6th when one of them, Amanda Berry, broke out part of the door to Castro’s house and yelled to neighbors for help.