August 7th, 2013
02:15 AM ET

Castro's house of horrors in Cleveland set to be demolished

The house of horrors where Ariel Castro held three women captive for a decade will crumble to pieces Wednesday as workers demolish the Cleveland home.

Castro forfeited the house on Seymour Avenue as part of a plea deal with prosecutors that took the death penalty off the table in exchange for a life sentence, plus 1,000 years in prison.

The goal is the tear the house down and get the property filled in, graded and seeded in a single day, according to Gus Frangos, president of Cuyahoga Land Bank, which is supervising the demolition.


Filed under: Crime • Justice • U.S.
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  1. banasy©

    Good. Get rid of it.

    August 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    In the "spirit" of Castros' House of Horrors

    There was this haunted house on the outskirts of the town which was avoided by all the townfolk – the ghost which `lived' there was feared by all.
    However, an enterprising journalist decided to get the scoop of the day by photographing the fearsome phantom. When he entered the house, armed with only his camera, the ghost descended upon him, clanking chains et al. He told the ghost "I mean no harm – I just want your photograph". The ghost was quite happy at this chance to make the headlines – he posed for a number of ghostly shots.
    The happy journalist rushed back to his dark room, and began developing the photos. Unfortunately, they turned out to be black and underexposed.
    So what's the moral of the story?
    The spirit was willing but the flash was weak.

    August 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rupert

    @ dazzle. Hi cutie. On your next divorce i am first in line to be your husband.
    Ok? Future mrs. Rupert. Has a nice ring to it

    August 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Don't hold your breath. Those two will never divorce.

      August 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©


      August 10, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Ah! I know where you're at. Regards to the lady.

    August 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Castro will come back in the year 3063 out on parole and say "where's my freakin house".

    August 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    Glad it is gone.

    August 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Fidel Castro

    I'm ashamed to have the same last name as that man.

    August 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joseph Fritzl

    I think he's just misunderstood.

    August 7, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Eduardo

    Ahh, Cleveland – the mistake on the lake. Another dim o crat success story. America's ninth most violent city per capita. Home of flash mobs, voter fraud, obamaphone lady, and Castro, all of whom voted this president into office. I'll do you one better: Pave the whole city over and sterilize its inhabitants (I didn't say "citizens" because the significant illegal alien population needs sterilizing, too). Ever notice how when Cleveland is in the news, it isn't good?

    August 8, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Educate yourself

      This specific program, SafeLink, started under President George Bush, with grants from an independent company created under President Bill Clinton, which was a legacy of an act passed under President Franklin Roosevelt, which was influenced by an agreement reached between telecommunications companies and the administration of President Woodrow Wilson.

      August 8, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Educate yourself

      And yes, CLEARLY Castro's crimes are Obama's fault.

      August 8, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Lmao @ Educate yourself, good job!

    August 8, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    And @ Eduardo, i suppose you live in paradise eh? Nothing bad ever happens where you live does it? Sheesh, why do some people have to act like toads?

    August 8, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Lol hey hamsta, how are you? And i could NEVER say it better than Jeff Franks did on the train derailment in Spain thread!

    August 8, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    And seriously @ hamsta, how would you feel about someone bashing your beloved New Orleans because of the act of one deranged not human? Ive met many very nice ppl from cleveland so that just was NOT fair!

    August 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |