Photos Show Inside Of Ariel Castro's Home, Michelle Knight Faces Her Abuser In Court (Images/Video)

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Fatimah Mazhar
Michelle Knight, one of the three kidnapped Cleveland girls, read her statement aloud in the courtroom facing her abuser Ariel Castro on Thursday.

Michelle Knight, one of the three kidnapped Cleveland girls, read her statement aloud in the courtroom facing her abuser Ariel Castro on Thursday.

She began by mentioning her 11-year ordeal to the court:

I would like to tell you what 11 years was like for me. I missed my son every day. I wondered if i was ever going to see him again. He was only two and a half years old when I was taken. I look inside my heart and I see my son. I cried every night. I was so alone. I worried about what would happen to me and the other girls every day. Days never got shorter. Days turned into nights, nights turned into days. The years turned into eternity. I knew nobody cared about me. He told me that my family didn't care.”

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Then she turned towards Castro and said:

Ariel Castro, I remember all the times that you came home talking about what everyone else did wrong and act like you weren't doing the same. You took 11 years of my life away and I have got it back. I spent 11 years in hell. Now your hell is just beginning. I will overcome all this that happened but you will face hell for eternity. From this moment on, I won't let you define me or affect who I am. I will live on, you will die a little every day as you think about the 11 years and atrocities you inflicted on us. What does God think of you hypocritically going to church every Sunday, coming home to torture us?”

She ended her statement by saying, “I'm finally being heard and it's liberating.”

Photos Show Inside Of Ariel Castro's Home:

Following are some of the most disturbing images released by prosecutors that reveal a model designed to show the layout of the house in which the teens were kept as prisoners:

Ariel Castro’s Home Photos Revealed

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A helmet in Ariel Castro's house

Ariel Castro’s Home Photos Revealed

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A room with toys

Ariel Castro’s Home Photos Revealed

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Chains and locks are pictured in Ariel Castro's house

Ariel Castro’s Home Photos Revealed

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A door with a hole

Ariel Castro’s Home Photos Revealed

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Chains and locks in Ariel Castro's house

Ariel Castro’s Home Photos Revealed

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A page in a letter from Ariel Castro's house is seen in this undated photo provided to the court as evidence on August 01

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