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Sep 4, 2013 — The man who tortured three young women for about a decade inside his Cleveland home apparently took his own life Tuesday in an Ohio prison. As Americans wake up to that news, many are expressing their outrage over his crimes and the way he reportedly chose to leave this world.
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Aug 7, 2013 — The house on Seymour Avenue where three women were held captive and raped for about a decade will be demolished this morning. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were freed May 6.
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Aug 1, 2013 — Ariel Castro repeatedly raped three women he held captive in his house for more than a decade. He's been sentenced to life without parole on 937 counts, including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault.
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Jul 26, 2013 — The deal means there won't be a trial — or a possible death sentence. Three young women and the child Ariel Castro fathered with one of them were held captive in his home for about a decade.
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Jul 17, 2013 — After a British newspaper wrote that the man who helped rescue three young women from captivity is now having trouble getting by, he told other news outlets that such tales aren't true.
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Jul 9, 2013 — Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight appear separately in the three-minute, 30-second video in which they thank the community and talk about moving forward with their lives.
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Jul 3, 2013 — At a hearing this morning, Ariel Castro also asked to have contact with a child he fathered with one of the women he is accused of holding captive for years in his house. That request was denied.
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Jun 12, 2013 — Ariel Castro is facing 329 charges, including two counts of aggravated murder, 139 counts of rape and 177 counts of kidnapping.
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May 29, 2013 — The man who helped rescue three young women and a little girl from a home where they had apparently been held captive for years wants any help to go to the victims, not him, Ramsey's attorney says.
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May 23, 2013 — Ramsey gained instant fame with his accounts of what happened after he heard cries for help from inside a Cleveland home where authorities say three young women had been held captive for about a decade. His tale famously included a mention of the Big Mac he'd been eating.
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