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May 15th, 2013
11:15 PM ET

Attorney: Ariel Castro ‘is no monster,’ client will plead not guilty

In Ohio, Ariel Castro plans to plead not guilty to kidnapping and rape, according to his attorneys who spoke to CNN affiliate WKYC.

Castro's defense says the 52-year-old former bus driver is not a "monster" and are planning for trial. This comes as the city of Cleveland, just minutes ago honored the first responders who helped rescue Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus, who were allegedly held captive in Castro's home for more than a decade.

CNN's Martin Savidge is Outfront in Cleveland with the latest.


Filed under: Cleveland Missing Women • Crime
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. marcohern

    "It was the girls fault! being all pretty and cute, walkin' around in miniskirts, expecting me to make a move, teasing me! They are the ones who deserve to go to jail!!!"

    May 17, 2013 at 10:09 am | Reply
  2. american idiot

    is this even a debate? Plead not guilty? Can they just take him out in the back and shoot him point blank and take all his possessions and money to put to good use.

    May 16, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  3. jerryb

    Is his lawyer(s) kidding! Since when are defense lawyers who only meet with their new client for 3 hours character witnesses? They have to defend him, they don't have to like him nor proclaim what a great guy he is. Lawyering has now sunk to a new low.

    May 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Reply

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