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Reunions for two of three Cleveland hostages

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 - 01:39

May 8 - Two newly freed Cleveland women had family homecomings on Wednesday after a decade of captivity in a house where police said chains and ropes had been used to hold them prisoner. Deborah Gembara reports.

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A moment that was nearly a decade in the making. Gina Dejesus, in a yellow hooded jacket, was the second of the three women to be reunited with her family. DeJesus's parents. SOUNDBITE: Nancy Ruiz, mother of Gina Dejesus saying: "I want to thank everybody that believed, even when I said she was alive, and believed. And I want to thank them. Even the ones that doubted - I still want to thank them the most, because they are the ones that made me stronger, the ones that made me feel the most - that my daughter was out there." While balloons and stuffed animals as well as family members were on hand for both Berry and DeJesus's homecomings, an air of uncertainty hung over Michelle Knight, the oldest of the the three women. Her mother Barbara Knight says she hasn't spoken with Michelle since her release but hopes to be reunited with her daughter. SOUNDBITE: Barbara Knight, mother of Michelle Knight saying: "I hope to hear from her, to know she is there." She also acknowledged tension with her daughter, saying Michelle probably blames the family for a custody battle over the then-20-year-old's son. SOUNDBITE: Barbara Knight, mother of Michelle Knight saying: "I know that she is probably angry at the world because she thought she would never be found. But thank God someone did." While all three women have spoken to authorities, little is publicly known about the details of their time in captivity. .

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Reunions for two of three Cleveland hostages

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 - 01:39