Sentencing began on August 1 for Ariel Castro, who confessed to imprisoning and raping three women inside of his Cleveland, Ohio home. Haunting new details about this horrific kidnapping and abuse case have emerged thanks to brave testimony from Michelle Knight, one of the survivors of Ariel’s horrible kidnapping.
Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus released a joint video on July 9 to thank their supporters and show how far they’ve come in the two months since their dramatic rescue after surviving 10 years in captivity.
Ariel Castro begged Cleveland judge Michael Russo to see his daughter, Jocelyn, 6, during a pretrial hearing on July 3. Ariel, 52, has been indicted on over 300 counts, including rape, kidnapping and aggravated murder for holding Jocelyn’s mother Amanda Berry along with Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight captive in his basement for over a decade. Should he have a right to ever see his daughter?
Amanda Berry escaped from a decade of captivity in Ariel Castro‘s home in Ohio on May 6, but her suffering is far from over. In a new interview, her father Johnny Berry reveals that Amanda is having nightmares every night, in which she dreams that her captor Ariel is coming after her. He says she wakes up “screaming and crying.” How awful.
On April 21, 2003, Amanda Berry disappeared in Cleveland, Ohio soon after she made a call to her sister to let her know someone was giving her a ride home from work. Ten years later, Amanda, along with Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, was miraculously found alive in the home of Ariel Castro, where she had been held captive for the past decade.
Amanda Berry, 27, visited her mother’s grave on Monday, May 13, in Ohio, her uncle revealed. Amanda’s mom, Louwana Miller, died in 2006 at the age of 43 after being hospitalized for pancreatitis. Others say she died of a broken heart after Amanda was abducted in 2003.
Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus were kept indoors for nearly ten years while being held captive inside Ariel Castro‘s house of horrors. However, little Jocelyn Berry was occasionally taken out in public. Did Ariel favor the 6-year-old over the other victims? Our expert Steven Orenstein says in no way did this alleged monster treat his daughter well.