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Lifetime Has Cast Their Ariel Castro For “The Michelle Knight Story”

Lifetime has a reputation for toeing the line of good taste, but this is just … ugh. The network behind previously aired controversial Made For TV movies about the demise of Brittany Murphy, the disappearance of Natalie Holloway and the Amanda Knox trial, to name a few, has just signed on Raymond Cruz to play…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 20, 2014

Joan Rivers Refuses To Apologize For Her Tasteless “Joke” About The Cleveland Kidnapping Victims

Joan Rivers made a not-so-funny “joke” on “The Today Show” yesterday about the three Cleveland women who were kidnapped by deranged creep Ariel Castro and held captive in his home for a decade. When describing how cramped her daughter’s guest room in her home is, Rivers joked that “Those women in the basement in Cleveland…

By: Claire Hannum / April 24, 2014

Amanda Berry, Gina de Jesus & Michelle Knight Received Courage Awards For Their Bravery

The three women who were freed after a decade-long ordeal as captives in a Cleveland home received the Ohio Governor John Kasich’s annual courage awards last night during his “State of the State” speech. During the ceremony, the crowd gave Amanda Berry, Gina de Jesus and Michelle Knight a two-minute standing ovation. Gov. Kasich…

By: Claire Hannum / February 25, 2014

Ariel Castro May Have Died From Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation

Just 35 days into his lifetime sentence, Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro reportedly took his own life in his cell. New evidence suggests that his death might not have been a suicide, but rather a case of auto-erotic asphyxiation gone wrong. According to officials, two prison guards falsified logs documenting their observation of Castro in the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 10, 2013

Ariel Castro Kills Himself In Prison Cell

Ariel Castro has been found dead in his prison cell just 35 days into his life-plus-1,000-years sentence for keeping three women captive in his home for a decade. The 53-year-old hanged himself, say officials at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio. Prison officials found his body about 9:20pm. They tried emergency life-saving measures, but…

By: Newser / September 4, 2013

Sandy Rios Of Fox News Thinks That Ariel Castro’s “Love For His Victims” Is Just Like Homosexuality

Sandy Rios is both an American Family Association talk show host and a Fox News contributor, so naturally when she spoke with anti-gay Chicago pastor, Erwin Lutzer, some pretty offensive words were exchanged.

The two both oppose same-sex marriage and use the bogus argument that homosexuality is like pedophilia in that even though…

By: Mary Odell / August 6, 2013

Ariel Castro Sentenced To Life Without Parole

Ariel Castro has been sentenced to life without parole for kidnapping and other charges related to the three women he held captive in his home for 10 years, the AP reports. Castro spoke at his sentencing hearing today, insisting that “these people are trying to paint me as a monster and I’m not a monster.

By: Newser / August 1, 2013

Ariel Castro To Spend Rest Of His Life In Prison

Ariel Castro will spend the rest of his life in prison. The Cleveland man, accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade, has accepted a plea deal, reports the AP. He will plead guilty and be handed a sentence of life without parole plus 1,000 years in prison. The judge asked…

By: Newser / July 26, 2013

Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Release Video Thanking Supporters

Amanda Berry, Gina De Jesus, and Michelle Knight, the three women who spent a decade in captivity in Ariel Castro’s Cleveland home, have released a video on YouTube thanking their supporters for their prayers and donations. They also thanked the world for respecting their privacy after they were finally discovered and freed in May, and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 9, 2013

Rush Limbaugh Says Ohio Kidnap Victims Are Part Of A Welfare Scheme, And It’s All Obama’s Fault

Sometimes terrible things happen, and they’re so unbelievably heinous, all you can do is gasp in horror. That’s the general response most of us have had to the harrowing story of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus — three women kidnapped, chained and held against their will in Cleveland, Ohio, for a decade. But…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 9, 2013

Charles Ramsey Continues To Set An Example For Us All

“I tell you what you do, give it to them. Because if folks been following this case since last night, you been following me since last night, you know I got a job anyway. Just went picked it up, paycheck. What that address say? Where are them girls living? Right next door to this paycheck.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 8, 2013

Ariel Castro Bizarrely Involved In Search For Missing Women

If you thought the twisted details of the Cleveland case ended with yesterday’s news of reported sightings of naked women in Ariel Castro’s backyard, well, steel yourself: New reports reveal Castro bizarrely and brazenly inserted himself into the search for one of the missing girls. The latest:

The AP reports that Castro physically aided in the search…

By: Newser / May 8, 2013

Details Emerge About The Horrors Faced By The 3 Cleveland Women Rescued A Decade After They Went Missing

Yesterday, we showed you two amazing interviews with Charles Ramsey, the man credited with helping to save three women (who had disappeared a decade earlier) from his neighbor’s home. The unguarded and inadvertently hilarious interviews with Ramsey — who absolutely exemplifies why if you see something, you should say something — has somewhat distracted from the very…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 8, 2013

Meet Charles Ramsey, The Guy Who Discovered 3 Missing Women At Neighbor’s House

You guys, meet my new hero in life, Charles Ramsey of Cleveland, Ohio. Charles was just minding his own business, eating some McDonald’s, when he heard a woman screaming for help from his neighbor’s house. He called the police — who he said didn’t take him seriously initially — and then decided to kick i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2013