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The Most Shocking Quotes From Ariel Castro and the Ohio Kidnapping Victims

Aug 1 2013 - 12:00pm

Today Ariel Castro was sentenced [1] to life in prison after pleading guilty to 977 counts, which include 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape. Castro held three young women captive in his Cleveland, OH, home for a decade, and the disturbing details of their kidnapping have shed light on the way they were treated. Entries from the women's diaries [2] have revealed that they were fed just one meal a day, regularly raped, and generally "treated like animals." The victims — Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Gina DeJesus — spoke out for the first time on July 8 with an emotional video [3] to thank their supporters and express hope for their futures.

Today, Knight spoke out again during the sentencing, and Castro himself talked about his motivation, his personal issues, and his perspective on how the women were treated. Take a look at the shocking, heartbreaking, must-read quotes from Castro and the victims during his sentencing:

Ariel Castro

Michelle Knight

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