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Home of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro torn down

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Home of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro torn down

As part of a deal to avoid the death penalty, the home of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro has been demolished.

As Castro sits in jail serving a life sentence plus 1,000 years, victim Michelle Knight was at the house were she she was held captive for over a decade.

“Why it was important to be here today is because nobody was there for me when I was missing and I want the people out there to know, including the mothers, that they can have strength, they can have hope, and their child will come back,” Knight explained.

Knight and two other women, Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry, were kidnapped separately between 2002 and 2004.

They were chained to a pole in the basement of Castro’s home.

Castro, 53, pleaded guilty last week to 937 counts, including kidnapping, rape and assault.


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