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Ariel Castro Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

Ariel Castro Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

No big surprise here. Ariel Castro—the former Cleveland school bus driver and church-goer who kidnapped, sexually abused and tortured three women for over a decade—has been sentenced to life behind bars. “I still feel based upon the information you’ve provided to the court that you feel you are a victim,’ the Judge told Castro, who had blamed his actions on a pornography addiction and an abusive childhood. “You haven’t been a victim, you’ve been a victimizer. The three young women should have been free to live their lives. They shouldn’t have been locked in a house, in deplorable conditions.” For his part, Castro maintained that he “is not a monster” …

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