Castro abducted Michelle Knight in 2002, she was 21-years-old at the time of her disappearance. Amanda Berry disappeared in 2003, she was 16-years-old. Gina DeJesus vanished in 2004 when she was 14-years-old.
Castro pleaded guilty to 512 counts of kidnapping, 446 of rape, seven of gross sexual imposition, six of felonious assault, three of child endangerment, two of aggravated murder, and one of possession of criminal tools (as reported by CNN) and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus an additional 1,000 years.
On Sept. 3, 2013, prison guards found Ariel Castro hanging by a bedsheet from his cell. He was pronounced dead at 10:20 pm.
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