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Prosecutor: Sentencing to prove Castro is monster

When Ariel Castro was first arrested and charged with imprisoning and raping three women in his house on a tough Cleveland street over a decade, his attorneys said evidence would show that he was not a monster.Full story

Man pleads not guilty to killing 3 Ohio women

A man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to kidnapping and killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags earlier this month. Full story

Ariel Castro's son says life sentence appropriate

The son of the Cleveland man who admitted kidnapping, raping and enslaving three women for about a decade said Monday his father belongs in prison for the rest of his life. Full story

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  Ariel Castro’s son: ‘Behind bars is where he belongs’

Anthony Castro, the son of Ariel Castro, who agreed to a plea deal on Friday for keeping three women captive for over a decade, talks about learning of his father’s actions, revealing he grew up in a house “with a lot of fear and a lot of violence” and saying he “can’t see any scenario” in which he

  Cleveland kidnapping victim surprises concert crowd

Just a day after kidnapper Ariel Castro plead guilty, one of the three women held captive in his home for a decade made an appearance at a concert. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

  July 26: Nightly News Friday broadcast

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  Ariel Castro: ‘I was also a victim’

Castro, who pleaded guilty to kidnapping three young women and holding them hostage in a rundown Cleveland house for a decade, agreed to serve life without parole in exchange for avoiding the death penalty.  NBC’s Kevin Tibbles reports.

  NBC News Update: July 26nd, 2013

Ariel Castro accepts a life without parole plea deal, a juror says George Zimmerman got away with murder, and Amanda Bynes' mental lock-down is extended.

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Ariel Castro, left, talks with defense attorney Jaye Schlachet
Ariel Castro, left, talks with defense attorney Jaye Schlachet

Ariel Castro, left, talks with defense attorney Jaye Schlachet during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, who imprisoned three women in his home, subjecting them to a decade of rapes and beatings, pleaded guilty Friday to 937 counts in a deal to avoid the death penalty. In

Ariel Castro sits in courtroom next to his attorney Schlachet in Cleveland
Ariel Castro sits in courtroom next to his attorney Schlachet in Cleveland

Ariel Castro, 53, sits in the courtroom next to his attorney Jaye Schlachet in Cleveland, Ohio July 26, 2013. Accused Cleveland kidnapper Castro agreed on Friday to plead guilty and serve life in prison without parole for the abduction and abuse of three women over about a decade. REUTERS/Aaron J

Castro sits in court room next to his attorney Weintraub in Cleveland
Castro sits in court room next to his attorney Weintraub in Cleveland

Ariel Castro , 53, sits in the court room next to his attorney Craig Weintraub in Cleveland, Ohio July 26, 2013. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Castro walks into courtroom in Cleveland
Castro walks into courtroom in Cleveland

Ariel Castro, 53, walks into the courtroom in Cleveland, Ohio July 26, 2013. Accused Cleveland kidnapper Castro agreed on Friday to plead guilty and serve life in prison without parole for the abduction and abuse of three women over about a decade. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRI