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    Stop doubting California woman on kidnapping, Michelle Knight says (VIDEO)

    (CNN) — Stop judging the California woman who walked away from her alleged captor after a decade, an angry and emotional Michelle Knight told CNN’s “New Day” Friday. “Unless you were walking in her shoes, you have no reason to talk, none at all,” said Knight, one of three women freed from years of brutal […]

  • Knight: ‘I was tied up like a fish’

    CLEVELAND — Six months after she was freed from the “house of horrors”where Ariel Castro held her captive for 11 years, Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight is speaking out. In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil McGraw scheduled to air Tuesday and Wednesday, Knight describes a moment when Castro trapped her in a room and tied […]

  • Cleveland kidnapper-rapist Ariel Castro found hanged in jail cell

    ORIENT, Ohio (FOX8 News) — Convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro, who had held three women in his Cleveland home for up to a decade, hanged himself in his jail cell Tuesday night, authorities said. He had been sentenced on Aug. 1 to life in prison and 1,000 years. Castro was being held at the […]

  • House of horrors being demolished

    CLEVELAND — Just before the Cleveland house where she’d been held captive for a decade was to be torn down, Michelle Knight celebrated by handing out and releasing yellow balloons. Knight was on hand Wednesday morning as workers began tearing down the house of horrors where Ariel Castro held Knight and two other women for years. […]

  • Victim to Ariel Castro at sentencing: ‘Your hell is just beginning’

    By Michael Muskal Los Angeles Times Michelle Knight, one of the three women kidnapped and sexually abused for years by Ariel Castro, described how she spent 11 years “in hell” as his sex slave, and told her former captor in court Thursday that “your hell is just beginning.” Castro was sentenced to spend the rest […]

  • Cleveland kidnapping victim Amanda Berry appears at Nelly concert

    CLEVELAND — A day after her captor was sentenced to life in prison, Cleveland kidnapping survivor Amanda Berry made her first public appearance at a Saturday evening concert in Cleveland. Berry, 27, came on stage with her family and the rapper Nelly, but did not address the crowd at the daylong RoverFest. She waved and smiled, drawing […]

  • Ariel Castro pleads guilty in Ohio kidnappings, spared death sentence

    OHIO — Ariel Castro agreed Friday to plead guilty in a Cleveland court to kidnapping and raping three women during a decade of captivity as part of deal that will spare him the death penalty but keep him in prison for the rest of his life. Castro, 53, sat at the defendant’s table, flanked by his […]

  • Cleveland kidnap victims issue thank you video: ‘I’ve been through hell and back’

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight released a video Monday thanking people from around the world for their support. It was their first public statements since being rescued in May, after nearly a decade of being held against their will. Each of the three women speak separately — first […]

  • Charles Ramsey gets free burgers for life

    The man who helped rescue three kidnapped women in Ohio will enjoy free burgers for the rest of his life. More than a dozen restaurants in the Cleveland area have pledged to give Charles Ramsey a free burger when he stops in. One restaurant even created a special “Ramsey Burger” in his honor. To get […]

  • Cleveland kidnapping suspect to plead not guilty

     Ariel Castro, facing kidnapping and rape charges in connection with the Cleveland case of three women held prisoner for about a decade, will plead not guilty, his lawyers said Wednesday. The announcement, made on national television, is part of the defense’s opening salvos in what could become a death penalty case. Castro, 52, has been […]