A demolition crew leveled the Cleveland house where three young women were held captive for over a decade. The debris was trucked off to be shredded and burned without a trace.
'Hope for everyone,' ex-captive says before Castro house demolished
Michelle Knight, who has become the most vocal of Castro's three victims was there to take one final look.
CNN's Martin Savidge is OutFront in Cleveland with the story.
Today, relatives of Ariel Castro collected belongings from his former home in Cleveland, where he held three women captive for more than a decade.
The house is scheduled to be destroyed as early as Wednesday.
Castro was sentenced last week to life in prison - plus a thousand years - without parole.
Martin Savidge has more OutFront.
Michelle Knight bravely made one last visit to the house where she was held captive and sexually abused by Ariel Castro for more than a decade.
The house is set to be demolished as part of the plea deal Castro made to avoid the death penalty.
He was sentenced to life in prison, plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to 937 counts of rape, kidnapping and aggravated murder.
Martin Savidge is OutFront in Cleveland.
A judge sentenced Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro to life in prison, plus 1,000 years.
Castro spoke at the hearing, insisting he wasn't a "violent sexual predator."
And despite saying he wasn't making excuses for his behavior, Castro said he and his victims lived in a "happy household" and that the women wanted to have sex with him.
Judge sentences Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro to life, plus 1,000 years
Judge Michael Russo was stern with Castro, reminding him he pleaded guilty to rape charges.
The most emotional moment came when victim Michelle Knight addressed the court.
She read an impact statement in which she told Castro "I will live on. You will die a little every day."
Knight also gave credit to Gina DeJesus, saying their friendship was "the only good thing" to come from the situation.
OutFront tonight: CNN's Martin Savidge, who was in the courtroom, and clinical psychologist, Dr. Jeff Gardere.
At least one victim will make a statement at Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro's sentencing hearing tomorrow.
Castro's sister tells CNN that Michelle Knight - one of the women he held captive for more than a decade - will speak.
Knight could make the appearance in person or via video
Pamela Brown is in Cleveland and spoke exclusively to Castro's sister.