Ohio grand jury indicts man accused of kidnapping Cleveland women

CLEVELAND Fri Jun 7, 2013 6:06pm EDT

Ariel Castro (L), appears in court with public defender Kathleen DeMetz (R) in Cleveland, Ohio, May 9, 2013. REUTERS/John Gress

Ariel Castro (L), appears in court with public defender Kathleen DeMetz (R) in Cleveland, Ohio, May 9, 2013.

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CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio grand jury on Friday indicted former school bus driver Ariel Castro on 329 counts, including aggravated murder, for the kidnapping, rape and imprisonment of three women in Cleveland.

The aggravated murder count accused Castro of impregnating one of the kidnapped women and forcing her to miscarry.

On May 6, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry were freed from Castro's house, where they had been held for about a decade.

(Reporting By Kim Palmer; Writing by Greg McCune)

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Omegacron wrote:
On the BBC article for this, it states there are seven counts of kidnapping. How can you charge someone seven times for kidnapping three people? Strange how our legal system works.

Jun 07, 2013 6:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sidbobny wrote:
this man does not deserve to live they should give him the death penaty for killing the baby and making these young girls live in fear for all those years . these young girls will have nightmares the rest of there lives ,and never be able to live a normal life . death is realy to good for him but death is the only way to treat this kind of insane animal !!! at least casterate him and cut off his other parts no mercy for this animal !!

Jun 07, 2013 7:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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