Cleveland kidnapper Castro sentenced to life in prison

Reuters News
|
Posted: Aug 01, 2013 1:20 PM
Cleveland kidnapper Castro sentenced to life in prison

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio judge on Thursday sentenced Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro to life in prison for abducting, raping and holding captive three women for as long as 11 years, and murder for forcing one of the women to abort her pregnancy.

Cuyahoga County Judge Michael Russo imposed the prison sentence after an emotional court hearing at which one of Castro's victims said the former school bus driver put her through a "life of hell."

(Reporting By Greg McCune)