September 5th, 2013
04:08 AM ET

Ariel Castro's lawyer says suicide not 'happy ending' as victims remain silent

We may never know what Michelle Knight, Georgina DeJesus and Amanda Berry feel about the death of Ariel Castro.
The man who snatched them off the street, chained them in his house and raped them repeatedly, was found hanged in an Ohio prison Wednesday.
While there were strong opinions about Castro from many, the three women who may harbor the most gut-wrenching, conflicted emotions about Castro were silent.
A spokeswoman said Wednesday the three women would not make a statement.

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    ...proof there's no level that is too low for the media...

    September 5, 2013 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I remain unconvinced that Mr. Castro's demise was suicide, but I am confident that homicide could never be proven. Mysterious ways manifest often.

    September 5, 2013 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Frringe"

      The FAA and the U.S. Airforce maintain it was a weather baloon.

      September 5, 2013 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. rupert

    I disagree with joey.He
    Killed himself.

    September 5, 2013 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Frringe"

    CNN: We may never know what Michelle Knight, Georgina DeJesus and Amanda Berry feel about the death of Ariel Castro. JF: Some experts refer to this as "parasitic exploitation". And you know what? I think they're right!

    September 5, 2013 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    @ Sir Spamalot, Damn dude you got way too much time on your hands if youre able to type all that gooblygook!

    September 5, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lol @ sir spamalot, that physchiatric method should be used on you! Obviously you have too much time on your hands if you're able to repeatedly type and post all that goobledygoop!

    September 5, 2013 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    What 'happy ending' to this horrific ordeal for the victims was Castro's lawyer expecting?
    And what is the media expecting these women to say? Must the media continue to be in their faces?

    September 5, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    For all that is related to the world of entertainment @rupert.
    But the problem is that the entertainment opiate keeps us away from issues that are crucial to us and our next generations.
    So do have your say here too.

    September 5, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Good riddance!

    September 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    good morning @chrissy

    September 5, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Leave these women alone to heal in peace.
    Castro's lawyer is irrelevant. He should shut up. His 15 minutes of fame is over.

    September 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hope

    I agree the way the victims feel is their business. However Joey makes a good point. With Ariel dead we may never solve open missing person cases or murders. I know in my heart of hearts hes resposible for atleast one murder.

    September 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hope, JIF was referring to the fact that Castro may have been murdered in prison.

      September 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Hope

    This may sound odd to some but i see things before they happen and was expecting the three women to be found. Which explains to those who know me why the deaths in Syria mean so much to me.

    September 5, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You knew that these women, taken separately, were together and "saw" that 10 years ago? Wow. You had to have been a great comfort to their families when you reached out to tell them that.

      September 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trace

      Then you know how Syria will turn out already right Karnak?

      September 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      You may never know what or who I saw... but perhaps they see me too.

      Regarding JOEY's comment... think about it. Are not the very ones who had him in custody the ones who had the most to gain in his death? But then again like my friends, the Holloways, I don't put all my trust in the local authorities. Surely, today is today and I think I live in this decade. What year is it, anyway?

      :

      Bye, banasy... May God do His best to bless you.

      September 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Ah, but that's not what you were referring to concerning JIF's post.
      Are you going somewhere? Have a nice trip.
      I'm sure you are of great comfort to Natalee's family. Where is she, BTW? Surely you know.
      I am more blessed than my wildest dreams. God and I have a good relationship. No worries there.

      September 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      Well, banasy...

      We have people, millions, missing their loved ones living in tents because of one man.

      What's your solution?

      😦

      As for Natalee, I can only pray that she, too, is alive. If not, I will always hate the authorities who took her from us. Why?

      September 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Castro caused people to live in tents? Because that's what I've been discussing. And you're the one who is name-dropping, hence my asking you where she is, since you see things.
      Bring her home, won't you?

      September 6, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hope

    Not real good at politics... God Bless.

    September 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trace

      Or in Syria's case Allah (pbuh) Bless.

      September 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. vikingwoman

    I know I sleep better at nite after my attacker died from prostate cancer in a prisoncell! Can't imagine these women feeling anything else but relief!!

    September 5, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Justice is served.

      September 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      Ariel drove the school bus... can't imagine how many victims this perp might have.

      No doubt there are others who, after reading about his glimpses with the law, realize he left many things unexplained and for that I'm truly sorry. He's a cowardly man who liked to "ROLL" little girls... He cheated his way around justice.

      September 6, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Let me rephrase that, vikingwoman: justice is served for you. I'm glad you can sleep well again.

      September 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
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