August 1st, 2013
12:31 AM ET

Attorney: Ariel Castro to speak at sentencing

The Ohio man who imprisoned three women in his Cleveland home for a decade will speak at length during his sentencing Thursday, delivering a statement that his sister promises will allow people to see "the other side of Ariel Castro."

Castro pleaded guilty last week to 937 counts, including murder and kidnapping, in a deal that dropped a possible death penalty in exchange for life in prison plus 1,000 years.

He'll give a rather lengthy statement, explaining his life and who he really is, his sister, Marisol Alicea, told CNN on Wednesday night.


Filed under: Crime • Justice • U.S.
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. chrissy

    How much time does it take to explain that you're a monster, driven by satan?

    August 1, 2013 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    @chrissy-eternity in H3ll?

    August 1, 2013 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    What can this man actually say that will mitigate the circumstances of his montrous crimes? "I was lonely"?

    August 1, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Private personal training Long Island

    There is nothing he could say to help the situation or change what he did.

    January 23, 2014 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |