Thursday, August 1, 2013
Good morning to all of our friends:
Ariel Castro is going to be sentenced today to life in prison without possibility of parole.
He kidnapped, imprisoned and sexually enslaved three girls in his Cleveland home for years. Gary Strauss of USA Today reports:
Castro kidnapped Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight between 2002 and 2004, fathering a Christmas Day child with Berry, now 6, He also beat and starved Knight when she became pregnant, forcing her to miscarry five times.
Castro pled guilty to more than 900 counts, including aggravated murder, rape and kidnapping to avoid the death penalty.
He will be sentenced at 9 am EDT this morning.
This hearing is going to be a little late starting due to security concerns and getting him dressed out and settled in the courtroom.
The hearing may last several hours and possibly most of the day
Expect graphic testimony.
Watch the livestream here:
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