Photos from Ariel Castro Kidnapping House Add New Layer to the Horror

Cord Jefferson · 08/07/13 07:07PM

Before it was demolished today, convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro's Cleveland house was scoured by investigators for evidence besides the three brutalized women who escaped from the home back in May. The photos yielded from that evidentiary search are grim, and they offer a disturbing look at the atrocities Castro conducted and how much care he took to imprison three women and a child for almost a decade.

Cord Jefferson · 08/01/13 01:16PM

After pleading guilty last week to hundreds of charges, including kidnapping, rape, and murder, Ariel Castro, the man behind the infamous "Cleveland Horror" house, was today sentenced to life in prison.

Cord Jefferson · 07/17/13 02:25PM

Ariel Castro, the man arrested in May for allegedly holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for more than 10 years, pleaded not guilty today to 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape.

Leah Beckmann · 06/07/13 04:56PM

An Ohio grand jury has indicted Ariel Castro on 329 counts of kidnapping, assault and sexual abuse of three women in Cleveland.

Brothers of Ariel Castro Had 'No Idea' He Was Holding Women Hostage

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 05/13/13 08:31AM

Onil and Pedro Castro, the brothers of Ariel Castro, the man charged with kidnapping and abusing three Cleveland-area women, were not aware that their brother was holding the three women hostage. They now believe he's "a monster."

Cleveland Home Reminds Us Some Police Don't Rush to Poor Neighborhoods

Cord Jefferson · 05/09/13 07:49PM

People from the Cleveland neighborhood in which three kidnapped women were recovered on Monday said that they'd been calling the cops on the suspected abductor for years, only to have police ignore them. It seemed hard to believe. The Cleveland Police Department itself disputes the claims, saying its records indicate officers had only visited the Seymour Avenue residence twice before this week: Once to respond to a street fight that Ariel Castro, the lead kidnapping suspect, had called in himself, and once to investigate allegations that Castro had briefly abducted a little boy while working as a bus driver in 2004 (when police went to the house to investigate, nobody looked to be home, so they left).