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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Ohio kidnapper to serve life sentence

Ariel Castro agreed to plead guilty and serve life in prison without parole for the abduction and abuse of three women over a decade in Ohio.

Under a plea agreement announced in court, Ohio prosecutors agreed that Castro would not be eligible for the death penalty.

Ariel Castro will serve a life sentence. Credit: DPA/Press Association Images

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