Cleveland kidnapper guilty plea

Ariel Castro, the man charged with holding three women captive and abusing them in his home in Cleveland, Ohio, will serve a life sentence without parole under a plea agreement with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty.

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Kidnapper to spend 'life plus 1,000 years' behind bars

Under the offer, Ariel Castro will spend the rest of his life behind bars plus 1,000 years, without the possibility of parole after he pleaded guilty to the abduction and abuse of three women over a decade.

Castro was charged with 977 counts including kidnapping and rape for snatching the women, holding them in captivity, and brutalizing them for years.

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