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Current Event Cat of the Day: Ariel Castro

Current Event Cat - Ariel Castro

Ariel Castro, the man accused of kidnapping three Ohio women for roughly a decade, pleaded not guilty to 329 charges including rape, kidnapping, and aggravated murder. He’s totally guilty.

Ariel Castro’s numerous charges include 139 of rape, 177 of kidnap and two of aggravated murder for the deaths of two unborn children one of the women miscarried after forced starvation and beatings.

Ariel Castro, 52, has been accused of kidnapping three women – Michelle Knight, 32, Amanda Berry, 27, and Gina DeJesus, 23 – as teenagers and holding each captive for over a decade before their rescue last month. He is also reported to have fathered a child with Amanda Berry. Since the indictment last week, new details have emerged about the extent of the imprisonment – including restraint in chains and assault for attempted escapes.

Castro, a former bus driver, had nothing to say for himself – he wore an orange jumpsuit, kept his head down, and did not speak during Wednesday’s brief arraignment hearing. He is currently being held on $8 million bail. Last week he was taken off suicide watch in jail but the prosecutors really want him dead so they’re contemplating whether or not the case is appropriate to seek the death penalty.

Via: Current Event Cats & BBC News

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