Kidnapping victim says she forgives Castro

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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 file photo, Michelle Knight speaks during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro, right, in a Cleveland courtroom. The list of missing people in Cleveland makes up about one out of every 10 cases in the entire state. Most are found within a few weeks, but there are more than 22 people who have been gone for more than a year. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
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CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the three women help captive for nearly a decade in a Cleveland house before escaping last year says she forgives the man who kidnapped and tortured her all those years.

Michelle Knight, interviewed Monday on NBC's "Today" show, says Ariel Castro deserves forgiveness because she'd want to be forgiven if she did wrong, and in her words, "that's the way of life."

Tuesday is the anniversary of the escape from the house by Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus.

Knight — who has a book coming out Tuesday — says she's a singer who just recorded a song, and she's also training to be a boxer.

The 53-year-old Castro pleaded guilty in August and committed suicide in prison.

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