Cleveland kidnapper gets life, plus 1,000 years
Before apologizing to his victims, Ariel Castro said in court that he was "not a monster, I'm just sick."
August 1st, 2013
02:39 PM ET

Cleveland kidnapper gets life, plus 1,000 years

After a statement from Ariel Castro - the Cleveland man who held three women captive and sexually abused them for the better part of a decade - and powerful words from one of his victims, a judge sentenced him Thursday to life in prison plus 1,000 years.

Judge Michael Russo called the sentence "commensurate with the harm you've done."

"There is no place in this city, there is no place in this country, there is no place in this world for those who enslave others," Russo said.

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    a 1,000 years?!?!? dang, he was placed inna bottle like a genie...

    August 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    No, Castro, you're a sick monster.

    August 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Well he is one up on Bradely Manning who only got 136 yrs.
    Agree@banasy. But is this sentence no matter how large it looms, a fitting punishment for the horrors he perpetrated? I don't know.

    August 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Perhaps if held in solitary 23 hours a day...but I don't know how much that would even affect such a depraved person, saywhat...

      August 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rupert

    For example. The monster that killed the actress from the movie "Poterguist" got 3 years.
    What laws. What courts. What a joke...

    August 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Dominque Ellen Dunn

      August 2, 2013 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO

    Well that corpse will get pretty ripe after 1000 years.

    August 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. rupert

    Huh?

    August 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. rupert

    Popcorn

    August 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kenny Rogers

    Dazzle must be in Europe.

    August 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Houston

      Speaking of depraved, hello Kenny.

      August 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Ghost of Mandy

      Worry about this corpse.

      August 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    His goatee is all bleached out. Should of got 10, 000 years just for that. Kinda resembles Donald Duck.

    August 1, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Scottish Mama

    I think after he dies they should slice his brain to see which synapses were not firing.

    August 1, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kenny Rogers

    I see dr. You read more but post less. Have fun in Texas. I hear it's hot. Dress light.

    August 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Just think. In 3013, the "sick monster" will be out on parole. Oh no. They don't castrate no more.

    August 2, 2013 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. Scottish Mama

    Hi dazzle, if this is really you, trolls.

    August 2, 2013 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. ronvan

    Hope he lives a long life while his fellow prisoners take care of him!

    August 2, 2013 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I second that motion. I hope they have a bunga party with him.

      August 2, 2013 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Bunga party, Mama? Lol...

      August 2, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. Scottish Mama

    I second that and I am agnostic.

    August 2, 2013 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
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