Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro

Associated Press
Ariel Castro, center, enters the court before a judge with his defense attorney's, Craig Weintraub, left, and Jaye Schlachet during a pretrial hearing on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Cleveland. A tentative Aug. 4 trial date has been set for Castro, accused of kidnapping three women and holding them in his home for about a decade. (AP Photo/Jason Miller)

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Ariel Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to 937 counts in a deal that spared him the death penalty. He  kidnapping three women and kept them — sometimes restrained in chains — along with a 6-year-old girl he fathered with one of them. Castro is accused of imprisoning Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight in his Cleveland, Ohio, home for years.

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