Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro

Associated Press
Investigators enter a house on the west side of Cleveland Monday, May 6, 2013 where police say three women were found. The women who went missing separately about a decade ago, when they were in their teens or early 20s, were found alive in the house, and a man was arrested. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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Ariel Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to 937 counts in a deal that spared him the death penalty. He  kidnapping three women and kept them — sometimes restrained in chains — along with a 6-year-old girl he fathered with one of them. Castro is accused of imprisoning Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight in his Cleveland, Ohio, home for years.

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