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Kidnap victim recalls being 'tied up like a fish'

Michelle Knight, who spent 11 years in captivity after being kidnapped by Ariel Castro, has relived horrifying aspects of her ordeal in a US TV interview.

Kidnap victim Michelle Knight describes her kidnap ordeal on the Dr. Phil show.
Kidnap victim Michelle Knight describes her kidnap ordeal on the Dr. Phil show. Credit: Dr Phil

The 32-year-old told the Dr Phil show how Castro "tied me up like a fish, an ornament on the wall."

Castro, who was jailed for life, died in an apparent suicide in prison in September.

Read: Prison officers falsified logs on day of Ariel Castro death

Prison officers falsified logs on day of Ariel Castro death

Ariel Castro, centre, was found hanging in his cell last month. Credit: Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk

On the day of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro's death in his prison cell, prison officers falsified logs and didn't properly complete rounds, according to a state report released today.

A review by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction found that rounds were missed and logs falsified in the six hours before Castro, 53, was found hanging in his cell on 3 September.

Castro had been serving a sentence of life plus 1,000 years for the abduction, torture and detention of three Cleveland women. He had been taken off suicide watch in June but was supposed to have been checked on every 30 minutes by guards.

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Castro: 'We had a lot of harmony in that home'

Addressing the court Ariel Castro said: "Finally I would like to apologise to the victims. To Amanda Berry and Gina De Jesus and Michelle Knight. I am truly sorry for what happened.

Tearing up Castro continued: "To this day I'm trying to answer my own questions, I don't know why....I had everything going on for me...I just hope they can find it in their hearts to forgive me. Because we had a lot of harmony going on in that home."

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