Ariel Castro Accepts Plea Deal, Avoids Death Penalty

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Ariel Castro accepted a plea deal this morning.

According to CNN, Castro's deal would provide him with the chance avoid the possibility of a death sentence and spare his alleged victims from having to testify at a trial.

The plea deal states that Castro would be sentenced to life in jail without parole, plus 1,000 years.

His acceptance of this deal could also mean that the trial, which was scheduled for August 5, would no longer happen.

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