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Lawmakers Advance Bill To Help Cleveland Kidnap Victims

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Amanda Berry (left), Gina DeJesus (center), and Michelle Knight declined comment on the proposed legislation
2:44PM
October 16, 2013

A proposal offering cash reparations and other benefits to three women abducted and imprisoned in a Cleveland man’s home has cleared a divided Ohio House committee with several changes.

Bill Would Give Cash, College Tuition To Cleveland Kidnap Victims

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Through a spokesman, Amanda Berry (left), Gina DeJesus (center), and Michelle Knight declined comment on the proposed legislature
8:52AM
October 15, 2013

Ohio lawmakers are expected to consider a bill this week that would offer cash reparations and other benefits to three women imprisoned for more than a decade in a Cleveland man’s home.

Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation Possible In Castro Death

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An ODRC report indicates Ariel Castro may not have intended to commit suicide.
2:57PM
October
10, 2013

Ohio officials suggest in a new report it’s possible Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died of auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide.

Ohio Prison Suicides Not Limited To Mentally Ill

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Investigation finds prison suicides not limited to mentally ill inmates.
1:44PM
September
23, 2013

A new report finds that suicides by Ohio inmates are not limited to those on prison mental health units.

Man Who Held 3 Captive In Ohio Moved To Orient

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Ariel Castro was moved earlier this week to the Correctional Reception Center in Orient.
11:45AM
August
8, 2013

The man who held three women captive in his Cleveland home for 10 years is being held at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, south of Columbus.

Demolition Complete On Ohio House In Kidnapping Case

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Demolition is complete on the Seymour Avenue home in Cleveland where Ariel Castro held three women for more than a decade.
10:25AM
August
7, 2013

Demolition is complete on the Cleveland house where three women were held captive and raped over a decade.

Demolition Crews Prepare To Raze Castro’s Home

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A contractor is tearing down the home at no cost. Plans for what will replace the house on the site haven't been made public.
9:00AM
August
6, 2013

The Cleveland house where three women were imprisoned and raped for about a decade will be torn down this week.

Cleveland Neighborhood Hopes To Recover From Ariel Castro Horror

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Amanda Berry (left), Gina DeJesus (middle), and Michelle Knight disappeared between 2002 and 2004.
9:47PM
July
27, 2013

Three months ago, the international media zeroed in on the near west side Cleveland neighborhood where Ariel Castro held three women captive for a decade. Now residents hope that the media gets the story of their neighborhood right.

Castro Pleads Guilty, Avoids Death Penalty

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Ariel Castro appears in a Cleveland courtroom with his defense team.
11:15AM
July
26, 2013

The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty.

Ohio Kidnapping, Rape Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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Ariel Castro Wednesday pleaded not guilty to 512 charges of kidnapping and 446 charges of rape. Castro is accused of holding three Cleveland women captive for more than a decade.
12:43PM
July 17, 2013

The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for over a decade faced arraignment Wednesday on an expanded indictment charging him with 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape, among other crimes.