Ariel Castro was found in his cell, dead from hanging tonight. At first I was happy to hear it and then I thought about one of the girls’ statements about him just beginning his punishment. Since he had kidnapped and held three girls for 10 years I would have preferred that he spend at least 30 years in his tiny cell (10 for each girl) before hanging himself. Sorry if this sounds harsh.
Ariel Castro was sentenced today for the kidnapping and rape (amongst other things) of Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry. He was given life without parole for the murder of a fetus – to which he responded: “I am not a murderer, I did not kill anybody.” The judge then confirmed that he pleaded guilty to that charge.
Michelle Knight was the only victim to address the court. She said “I have spent 11 years in hell. Your hell is just beginning.” The judge said Castro will exit the jail in a ‘nailed box or an ash can.’
For more on the story here is a link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/08/01/castro-sentencing-could-reveal-details-of-kidnap-victims-ordeal/2603725/