Ohio women's lawyers express faith in prosecutor

Associated Press
FILE - This undated file photo provided by Cuyahoga County Jail shows Ariel Castro. Castro, accused of holding three women captive in his home for a decade, has been indicted Friday, June 7, 2013, on 329 charges including kidnapping and rape, prosecutors said. The grand jury charged the former school bus driver with one count of aggravated murder, saying he purposely caused the unlawful termination of a pregnancy. (AP Photo/Cuyahoga County Jail, File)
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Cuyahoga County Jail shows Ariel Castro. Castro, accused of holding three women captive in his home for a decade, has been indicted Friday, June 7, 2013, on 329 charges including kidnapping and rape, prosecutors said. The grand jury charged the former school bus driver with one count of aggravated murder, saying he purposely caused the unlawful termination of a pregnancy. (AP Photo/Cuyahoga County Jail, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade say they're letting the judicial process unfold following the indictment of the man accused of kidnapping them.

The brief statement from the lawyers came Friday after a Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County grand jury returned a 329-count indictment against Ariel Castro.

Castro is charged with two counts of aggravated murder related to the termination of one of the women's pregnancies. He also was indicted on charges including 139 counts of rape and 177 counts of kidnapping.

Attorneys for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight say they have "confidence and faith" in the prosecutor's office and its decisions.

Castro's attorneys have said he would plead not guilty to any indictment. Castro will be arraigned on the charges next week.

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