Three Brothers, Ariel, Onil & Pedro Castro Held In Custody Over Amanda Berry Kidnapping

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Owen Poindexter
We had already met Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, when their ten year ordeal ended and they escaped from the house they were being held in against their will. Today, we are meeting their captors. Ariel Castro, 52, and brothers Pedro, 54, and Onil Castro, 50, are being held in custody, awaiting charges.

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Ariel, Onil and Pedro Castro (left to right) are being held in custody over the kidnapping of three girls who had been missing for almost a decade. PHOTO: Reuters
 
This past weekend, we met Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, when their ten year ordeal ended and they escaped from the house they were being held in against their will. Today, we are meeting their captors. Ariel Castro, 52, and brothers Pedro, 54, and Onil Castro, 50, are being held in custody, awaiting charges. We should wait for the judicial process to run its course before declaring unequivocally that they are the guilty parties, but the girls were being held in Ariel Castro's house. It's also not a stretch to say that these girls likely endured years of sexual abuse. Berry escaped with a six year old girl believed to be her daughter.
 
Berry and DeJesus have captured the hearts and prayers of Cleveland for years, but Berry's daring escape attempt is what finally freed the girls. Neighbor Charles Ramsey, who helped Berry as she was escaping, said that he lived next to Castro for a long time, but never suspected that anything was amiss.
 
"He comes out to the backyard, plays with his dogs, tinkers with his cars and motorcycles. There's nothing exciting about him. Well, until today."

It's unclear how the two brothers, Pedro and Onil Castro, are involved. It's easy to speculate, but we'll know more soon enough.

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