News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

The Holden Arboretum

Greater Akron Chamber

Northeast Ohio Medical University


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Crime and Courts


Ariel Castro now faces 977 charges of rape, kidnapping, assault and murder
Cuyahoga prosecutor is still considering the death penalty in the case of the man accused of imprisoning three women for a decade
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER
and M.L. SCHULTZE


Reporter
Kevin Niedermier
 
Ariel Castro could still face the death penalty, and is due in court to face hundreds of new charges Wednesday.
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Ariel Castro has now been indicted on nearly 1,000 charges of rape, kidnapping, assault and aggravated murder. But at this point, he does not face the death penalty.

The 52-year-old Castro is accused of abducting three women -- Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight -- and imprisoning them in his westside Cleveland house for a decade. He’s accused of beating and starving one of the women to force her to miscarry, and that led to the murder charges.

The new charges begin with the time the first of the women disappeared in August of 2002. And they continue through the time they broke free of the house two months ago.

In announcing the superseding indictment today, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty said he reserves the right to add death penalty specifications later.

McGinty says a special panel in his office has not yet finished its evaluation of whether the death penalty should apply.

Castro’s attorneys have said their client could be willing to plead guilty to the charges that would keep him in prison for life if the death penalty were off the table.

LISTEN: New charges and unanswered questions

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:02)


Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Columbus groups are trying to pass a Bill of Rights to combat fracking
Its about time we make a stand against the criminal actions of an entire Indsutry.

Crystal Ball says Ohio governor's race is done
How much is the Kasich campaign paying you to keep repeating the phrase "woman who is not his wife"? Fitzgerald was in the car with a friend who happens to be f...

Plane that crashed killing Case students is a popular training aircraft
The following is incorrect. The last few words should read "UNDER maximum gross take-off weight." “They have a normal take-off speed and all those take-off...

Exploradio: The never-ending war against superbugs
Super Federico ,we are so proud of you ,and very lucky to be among your friends . Keep it up human kind needs people like you to survive .Thanks for being so d...

Ohio's Lyme disease-carrying tick population is exploding
Interesting report. The last sentence needs some editing. It isn't a good idea to "save garments carrying ticks for analysis." The garments carrying t...

Teach for America enters third year in Ohio
For more background on TFA, check out http://reconsideringtfa.wordpress.com/

Faith leaders hold week-long prayer vigil at Ohio Statehouse
I think this is the wrong link to the audio. Its Andy Chow about cigarette taxes.

A $30 million plan to turn Cleveland's Public Square from gray to green
The current plan is for the Land Bank, RTA, and Mr. Jeremy Paris to run a bus line through the new Public Square and cutting the park in half. Save Public Squar...

Medina County residents question safety of proposed natural gas pipeline
I'm very concerned about this nexus project. I've received mail requesting my permission to allow the company to survey my property. I don't understand how thi...

A small group of tea party and Democrats protest at Kasich campaign stop
Enjoyed your excellent coverage of the statehouse for sometime now, never dreamed I'd be on. The feedback from people has been great. Thank you. Doris Adams

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University