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    Ariel Castro pleads not guilty - 6/12/2013

    Clevland judge sets Ariel Castro's bail at $8 million - $2 million each case at arraignment

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/09...t-arraignment/

    snipped from article ==> (Ariel) did not speak and was read the charges of four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape.

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    2 million each case. the 4 cases are - michelle, gina, amanda and her daughter.

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    link to a video of arraignment within this article...

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...d_this_mo.html

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    http://tinyurl.com/q696fyy

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland man charged with holding three women captive in his home for a decade and raping them has another court date.

    Court officials have scheduled a Wednesday arraignment for 52-year-old Ariel Castro on more than 300 charges including murder, kidnapping and rape.

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    Actual number of charges is 329.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctkid View Post
    Actual number of charges is 329.
    That is a lot! That is 110 charges for each victim.




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    Will this man be coddled by our justice system? It is situations such as this that that make me worry and wonder. I am so sick of these pedophiles and murderers having the protection they do. Who was there to protect the victims from HIM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frigga View Post
    Will this man be coddled by our justice system? It is situations such as this that that make me worry and wonder. I am so sick of these pedophiles and murderers having the protection they do. Who was there to protect the victims from HIM.
    I hope not.




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    The man suspected of kidnapping three women and holding them captive for years inside his west side home is due in court this morning.

    Ariel Castro will go before Judge Deena Calabrese on nearly 330 charges, including murder.

    Defense attorneys say Castro will plead not guilty. His lawyers want to see what evidence investigators have for a murder charge regarding the death of an unborn child.

    FBI agents returned to Castro's home on Monday. The agents led prosecutors around the inside of the home to get an up close look at what life was like for the kidnapped women.

    http://www.fox19.com/story/22568102/...o-due-in-court

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    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Accused kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro, who police say kept Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight captive in his West Side home for a decade, pleaded not guilty this morning to 329 separate crimes, including two aggravated murder charges.

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...incart_m-rpt-2

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    I can't believe this guy seriously pleaded not guilty.
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    http://tinyurl.com/k668wvp

    Ariel Castro pleads not guilty in Cleveland kidnapping case

    Castro, 52, didn't speak during the arraignment, which lasted less than a minute. He stood motionless, dressed in an orange jail outfit, and looked toward the floor as the plea was entered.

    The grand jury charged Castro with two counts of aggravated murder related to one act, saying he purposely caused the unlawful termination of one of the women's pregnancies. He also was indicted on 139 counts of rape, 177 counts of kidnapping, seven counts of gross sexual imposition, three counts of felonious assault and one count of possession of criminal tools.

    The 142-page indictment covers only the period from August 2002, when the first victim disappeared, to February 2007. Prosecutors say the investigation will continue and they are leaving the door open to pursuing a death penalty case against Castro.

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    It almost seems criminal that he pled not guilty! I know it's his right, but COME ON!

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    How can you plead NOT GUILTY when the entire world saw video of the victims escaping from YOUR dungeon?
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    Ultimately, guilty people plead not guilty because it makes sense. They have a right, and their defense attorneys have a duty, to seek the lowest sentence possible.
    http://blogs.findlaw.com/blotter/201...ot-guilty.html

    Plus, he would probably enjoy having to have the girls testify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    How can you plead NOT GUILTY when the entire world saw video of the victims escaping from YOUR dungeon?
    From the news conference:

    After the hearing, attorney Craig Weintraub, who also is representing Castro, said some of the charges against Castro "cannot be disputed," but that Castro needed to plead not guilty for the process to proceed.

    Weintraub said the defense team is seeking a resolution that would eliminate the need for a trial. But that would likely require prosecutors to drop the aggravated murder charges and the possibility of a death sentence.

    "We are very sensitive to the emotional strain and the impact that a trial would have on the women, their families and this community," he said.


    Ariel Castro pleads not guilty to charges of kidnapping, rape and murder

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