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Inside Ariel Castro's Life in Jail

He's had Kool-Aid at least twice

(Newser) - Ariel Castro sits in Cuyahoga County Jail on $8 million bond, where he's under close scrutiny. The man charged with kidnapping three Cleveland women a decade ago is on suicide watch, and his movements are monitored every 10 minutes and reported to a shift sergeant, according to jail logs...

Cleveland Shields Castro's Home From Vigilantes

Ariel Castro's house needed for evidence at trial

(Newser) - The dilapidated house where three women were held for nearly a decade may seem like an odd structure to protect, but that's exactly what the city of Cleveland is doing. A 10-foot privacy fence is going up around Ariel Castro's home, reports the AP , in a bid to...

Cleveland Victims: Give Us 'Time, Privacy'

Berry, DeJesus, Knight issue statement thanking community

(Newser) - The three women found in Cleveland after a decade of captivity have finally spoken, albeit through an attorney. The spokesman read a statement on the behalf of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight yesterday in Cleveland, thanking the police and the community but asking for "time, space, and...

Castros: We Would Have Reported Ariel, Brother or No

Onil and Pedro say they didn't know of brother's crimes

(Newser) - Pedro and Onil Castro are trying to put as much daylight between them and brother Ariel Castro as possible, telling CNN in an exclusive interview that they worry they'll be linked to his alleged crimes, that they're in hiding along with their mother, and that they face rocks...

DNA Confirms: Castro Is Captive Child's Father

Cleveland suspect, Amanda Berry are Jocelyn's parents

(Newser) - DNA tests have confirmed the obvious: Ariel Castro is the father of the girl that captive Amanda Berry had about six years ago, reports the AP . Among the horrific details that have emerged from police is this one: Castro forced Michelle Knight to deliver Berry's baby in a kiddie...

Castro Daughter: I Now See There Were Signs

Angie Gregg refuses to see father again

(Newser) - Once, she saw her father as a "friendly, caring, doting" person—but things have changed for Ariel Castro's daughter. Angie Gregg tells CNN her father, the Cleveland kidnapping suspect , is "dead to me," adding that he's "the most evil, vile, demonic criminal" she's...

Cleveland Suspect May Face Death Penalty

Prosecutors plan murder charges against Ariel Castro over forced abortions

(Newser) - Ariel Castro already has been charged with rape and kidnapping, but prosecutors plan to bring murder charges as well that could result in the death penalty. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor says he will pursue aggravated murder charges on allegations that Castro forced his captives to terminate pregnancies, reports the Plain ...

Castro Served Women Cake on Abduction Anniversaries

And reportedly passed them food through holes in door

(Newser) - Neighbors have told the media that Ariel Castro was often spotted carrying bags of McDonald's into the house, ostensibly to feed his captives. Today, more sick details of how he sustained the women are emerging. The New York Post reports that he passed them food through holes in a...

Castro Would 'Test,' Punish His Captives

Amanda Berry thought his slip Monday was another trick

(Newser) - One reason it took the women in the Cleveland kidnapping case so long to escape to the world just outside their door? Ariel Castro would "test" them for just such a scenario, reports CNN . According to a law enforcement source, he would pretend to leave the house then return...

Ariel Castro Arraigned, Bail Set at $8M

Bond set at $2M for each case

(Newser) - Ariel Castro has been arraigned on charges of rape and kidnapping days after three women missing for about a decade were found alive at his home. Castro appeared in court this morning. He looked down at the ground for nearly the entire proceeding, biting his collar and signing documents with...

Ariel Castro Charged; Brothers Are Not
 Ariel Castro Charged; 
 Brothers Are Not 

Ariel Castro Charged; Brothers Are Not

Amanda Berry escaped when he left inside door unlocked

(Newser) - The first charges in the Cleveland kidnapping case have been filed, and Ariel Castro faces four counts of kidnapping (that includes the 6-year-old daughter of Amanda Berry) and three counts of rape, reports the Plain Dealer . Authorities, however, say his brothers Onil and Pedro will not be charged because no...

Gina DeJesus Flashes Thumbs Up on Return Home

Of the three, only Michelle Knight remains hospitalized

(Newser) - Two of the three Cleveland captives are home again, with only Michelle Knight still hospitalized. Gina DeJesus returned to her parents' house this afternoon as neighbors cheered and chanted, and while she didn't address the public, DeJesus flashed a thumbs-up sign upon leaving the vehicle. Her parents did speak,...

Meet Amanda Berry's Little Girl, Jocelyn

Police believe one of the Castro brothers is her father

(Newser) - The little girl born to Amanda Berry in captivity is "happy, healthy," Cleveland's police deputy chief tells ABC News . The 6-year-old's name is Jocelyn, and an FBI agent says Berry had been home-schooling her while being held in Ariel Castro's home. Gina DeJesus, who was...

Was There a 4th Woman in Home?

Chilling detail emerges in Cleveland kidnapping case

(Newser) - A chilling possibility in the Cleveland kidnapping case: Fox 8 spoke to law enforcement sources, and one of them says Michelle Knight told police that there was a fourth woman in Ariel Castro's house when she was first taken there, but that the woman vanished one day. Written on...

Castro Bizarrely Involved in Search for Missing Women

And he wasn't the only Castro to factor into the aftermath of the vanishings

(Newser) - If you thought the twisted details of the Cleveland case ended with yesterday's news of reported sightings of naked women in Ariel Castro's backyard, well, steel yourself: New reports reveal Castro bizarrely and brazenly inserted himself into the search for one of the missing girls. The latest:
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Cleveland Suspect Was Probed for Child Kidnap

More details emerge on Castro brothers

(Newser) - Friends and neighbors of the Castro brothers say there is nothing about the three men that signaled they were capable of a crime as horrific as the kidnapping and decade-long imprisonment of three young women , the Cleveland Plain Dealer finds. Onil, 50; Ariel, 52; and Pedro, 54, are members of...

Neighbors: We Told Cops About Cleveland House

At least two say they reported suspicious activity at Ariel Castro home

(Newser) - Cleveland police say they're still figuring out charges against 52-year-old Ariel Castro, accused of keeping three women captive in his home with the apparent help of brothers Onil, 50, and Pedro, 54. Meanwhile, more apparent missed opportunities by police are emerging, with these two getting prominent play:
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Cleveland Neighborhood Has Another Still-Missing Teen

Fate of Ashley Summers still a mystery

(Newser) - Amid the many emotions swirling around the Cleveland kidnapping case , there must, for one family, be a kind of disappointment that one more captive wasn't rescued from that house. Ashley Summers disappeared in 2007 at age 14 in the same Cleveland neighborhood where Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus vanished,...

One of the Missing Women Knew Her Captor: Family

More details on their years in captivity

(Newser) - Horrifying details are emerging in the case of three women found after vanishing a decade ago in Cleveland: Family members of Gina DeJesus say she actually knew suspect Ariel Castro; he was related to her best friend (he is possibly the friend's father; in another twist, his son once...

What if Kidnapper's Neighbor Had Just Walked Away?

Amy Davidson: Charles Ramsey is a hero

(Newser) - When Charles Ramsey heard a woman screaming and trying to escape a neighbor's home in Cleveland, "I figured it was a domestic violence dispute," he told a news station. It wasn't: It was Amanda Berry, kidnapped 10 years ago, and Ramsey helped her escape . But his...

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