Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Kept Diaries Describing the Horrors

In a sentencing memo filed before Ariel Castro's formal sentencing hearing, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty revealed that Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight — the women Castro is serving a 1000-year sentence without parole for kidnapping, imprisoning and repeatedly raping — kept diaries about… »8/01/13 12:30am8/01/13 12:30am

Cleveland Kidnap Victims Break Their Silence in New ‘Thank You’ Video

In their first joint public address, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight — the three women held captive in the home of alleged Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro for a decade and were released on May 6 — have released a video thanking the public for their outpouring of support and generosity. »7/09/13 8:20am7/09/13 8:20am

Cleveland Kidnapping Suspect Treated Women Like 'Prisoners of War'

Ariel Castro's attorneys say he plans to plead not guilty to kidnapping the three women he allegedly trapped in his house for over a decade so he could rape and beat them at will. Meanwhile, more chilling details have surfaced: sources say two of the women, treated like "prisoners of war," will never be the same again. »5/15/13 10:25am5/15/13 10:25am

Horror in Cleveland: Why the Warning Signs Went Ignored

We're all horrified that Ariel Castro allegedly kidnapped and imprisoned three young women for a decade so he could rape and beat them at his convenience. But given the circumstances that allowed him to evade suspicion for so long, Castro's case is a not-so-hyperbolic allegory for what millions of domestic violence… »5/08/13 1:55pm5/08/13 1:55pm

Police Visit Cleveland Horror House Many Times, Fail to Note Horrors

In new news from Cleveland's horrific kidnapping case, neighbors are alleging that they called the police multiple times to the home where Ariel Castro and his two brothers held Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus, and Amanda Berry hostage for ten years. Neighbors claim that even though their calls described chilling… »5/07/13 9:30pm5/07/13 9:30pm

Everything We Know About the Three Kidnapped Cleveland Women

Who are Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight, the three West Cleveland-area women who disappeared as teenagers a decade ago and finally escaped yesterday (along with a 6-year-old believed to be Berry's daughter) from the clutches of the former school bus driver who was allegedly keeping them captive?… »5/07/13 4:00pm5/07/13 4:00pm