If it is determined that Ariel Castro is responsible for the deaths of his kidnapping victims’ unborn children, he could face the death penalty.
Ariel Castro has officially been charged with kidnapping and rape, and he may be charged with murder too. Police reports say that victim Michelle Knight was impregnated five times during her captivity, then starved and beaten to force the termination of her pregnancies. If Ariel is charged with the murder of her unborn children, it is very likely that he will face the death penalty, says the prosecutor.
Ariel Castro May Be Served With Death Penalty
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said pending further police investigation, Ariel, 52, could face charge of murder in the course of kidnapping, reports USA Today. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. Timothy will present the case to the grand jury and could seek aggravated murder charges for each of the pregnancies.
In a recent interview, Ariel’s daughter Arlene Castro said she hoped her father is executed for his heinous crimes, and it looks like she might see this happen.
Ariel was arrested for kidnapping the three women, and reports say that not only did he rape and beat them, he also bound his captives with ropes and chains. The women were rescued on May 6 after a neighbor heard Amanda’s cries for help.
Amanda, 27, broke through the screen door and called police. She said, “Help me. I’m Amanda Berry. I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for 10 years and I’m, I’m here, I’m free now.”
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