Ohio Kidnapper Sentenced to Life Plus 1,000 Years

Ariel Castro

Ariel Castro

(AP) — The Ohio man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years.

Fifty-three-year-old Ariel Castro was being given his sentence Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to 937 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault.

A plea deal struck last week spared him from a possible death sentence for beating and starving a pregnant victim until she miscarried.

The women disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004, when they were 14, 16 and 20 years old.

They escaped to freedom May 6 when one of them, Amanda Berry, broke out part of the door to Castro’s house and yelled to neighbors for help.

  • rowdy1

    Too bad all cases, don’t go through the system so quickly. Arrested in May, sentenced in July.

    Current score: 8
  • The White Jesus

    Lincoln County should take note of the sentencing guidelines in Ohio.

    Current score: 8
  • Ralph Mouth

    This went through so quickly because of a guilty plea and a plea deal. This worthless POS stood in court and said that the relations were consensual. He makes me want to puke. And when the judge ordered a no contact with any of the victims, he had the nerve to ask about seeing the daughter that was conceived by his raping this woman for years. This guy should have been given the firing squad.

    Current score: 5