Josh did. That's coming up. We're going to begin with the sentencing of cleveland kidnapper, ariel castro. One of his victims is about to speak about her decade in captivity. Alex perez, in cleveland... See More
Josh did. That's coming up. We're going to begin with the sentencing of cleveland kidnapper, ariel castro. One of his victims is about to speak about her decade in captivity. Alex perez, in cleveland this morning. Good morning, alex. Reporter: Good morning, george. Through that plea deal, ariel castro was able to avoid the death penalty. But one of his victims is about to face him in the courtroom. This morning, 53-year-old ariel castro is expected to be sentenced to life in prison, plus 1,000 years. Before he does, he will reportedly have to face one of his victims. Michelle knight, one of the three women castro held captive, will reportedly make an impact statement in court this morning. The two other victims, gina DeJESUS AND AMANDA BERRY, WILL Reportedly not be in court. But will have representatives speak on their behalf. So, you understand, you will be in prison for life. You don't have the expectations of getting out. Reporter: Castro pleaded guilty to 937 counts, including murder and kidnapping. Help me. I'm amanda berry. Reporter: In the sentencing laid out, prosecutors laid out gruesome details of castro's crimes. Saying much of their evidence and timeline came from a diary, kept by one of the women. It detailed how the women were chained to the floor and denied food. Earlier in the day, police received a thank you note from michelle knight, expressing her appreciation in gathering cards and gifts for the three women. I'm overwhelmed by the amount of thoughts, love and prayers expressed by complete strangers, she writes. A note is another step forward, as the three women attempt to return to a normal life. Castro's sister told cnn, she expects he will give a lengthy statement in court, explaining his life. But this morning, it's likely nothing he says will change his future. And it's worth noting how michelle knight ended that special thank you note to police officers. She wrote, just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.
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