Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro

Associated Press
Ariel Castro looks over at the prosecutors table during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, who imprisoned three women in his home, subjecting them to a decade of rapes and beatings, pleaded guilty Friday to 937 counts in a deal to avoid the death penalty. In exchange, prosecutors recommended Castro be sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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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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