Ariel Castro Found Dead
Ariel Castro Found Dead
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/04/2013 - 08:27

Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who held three women captive for over a decade, was found dead on Tuesday night after apparently committing suicide.

According to The New York Times, officials say Castro was found hanging in his cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, at 9:20 p.m.


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Ariel Castro Accepts Plea Deal, Avoids Death Penalty
Ariel Castro Accepts Plea Deal, Avoids Death Penalty
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/26/2013 - 11:32

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.


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Ariel Castro and his defense attorney Craid Weintraub during arraignment
Ariel Castro Pleads Not Guilty to Newest Charges
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/18/2013 - 09:10

Ariel Castro, the Celeveland man accused of holding three young women captive in his home for over a decade, was arraigned on Wednesday with an extensive additional amount of charges.

According to Fox News Latino, the 53-year-old is now facing a 977 count indictment which includes 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape. Castro has pleaded not guilty to all counts.


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Ariel Castro Mugshot
Ariel Castro Indicted on 329 Counts of Rape, Kidnapping
By Celia Fernandez | 06/10/2013 - 12:57

The man accused of holding three women against their will for almost 10 years has been indicted on 329 counts including kidnapping, rape and murder for allegedly forcing one of the women to abort her own children.

A Cuyahoga County, OH jury indicted Ariel Castro on Friday. Castro’s attorneys have said he will plead not guilty to the charges being brought against him.


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Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus
Update: Three Women Missing for a Decade Found Alive (Video)
By Sugey Palomares | 05/07/2013 - 15:16

Three kidnapping victims who disappeared at different times when they were teens a decade ago were rescued on Monday in Cleveland, Ohio. Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32, were saved after a neighbor heard a cry for help from Berry and managed to kick down the door.


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2 Teens Convicted in Steubenville Rape Case
2 Teens Convicted in Steubenville Rape Case
By Latina Staff | 03/19/2013 - 11:17

Media has been buzzing with the news of the Steubenville, Ohio rape case, which involved two young high school boys and one young woman. The verdict handed down Sunday convicted the two young football stars, Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'lik Richmond, 16, of rape. Mays was sentenced to at least two years in the state juvenile system, while Richmond was sentenced to one year. Both could end up in juvenile jail until they are 21, at the discretion of the State Department of Youth Services. 


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