LIVE UPDATES: Ariel Castro Sentencing in Cleveland Kidnapping Case

Aug 1, 2013 8:43am

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro will appear in court today where he is expected to be sentenced to life in prison, plus 1,000 years.

Castro, 53, pleaded guilty Friday to 937 counts, including kidnapping, rape, assault and aggravated murder that will send him to prison for life with no chance of parole for abducting three women and keeping them as sex slaves for more than a decade in his Cleveland home.

 

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Castro, a former school bus driver, is accused of snatching Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus between 2002 and 2004 and imprisoning them, sometimes restrained by chains, in his Cleveland home.

He is also accused of the aggravated murder of a fetus for allegedly forcibly causing an abortion in one of his victims that he is accused of impregnating, a charge that could potentially carry the death penalty.

Knight, 32, Berry, 27, and DeJesus, 23, have kept a low profile since Berry escaped and the other two women were rescued May 6.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. ET. Check back then for the latest. The updates will appear below automatically or at this link if you are on a mobile device.

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