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Ariel Castro's house was razed on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, the site to be graded and seeded. Castro pleaded guilty in July 2013 to 937 counts, including murder and kidnapping stemming from his kidnapping, rape and assault of three women: Michelle Knight, abducted in 2002; DeJesus, abducted in 2004; and Amanda Berry, abducted in 2003.

Ariel Castro's house was razed on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, the site to be graded and seeded. Castro pleaded guilty in July 2013 to 937 counts, including murder and kidnapping stemming from his kidnapping, rape and assault of three women: Michelle Knight, abducted in 2002; DeJesus, abducted in 2004; and Amanda Berry, abducted in 2003.

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Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro commits suicide in prison

Castro’s attorney says more protection should have been provided

He was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years for a heinous crime, but in the end he cut that life short. Ariel Castro, convicted of kidnapping and raping three women, as well as murder, committed suicide in his prison cell Tuesday night, the Franklin County, Ohio, coroner’s office said.

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‘Hope for everyone,’ ex-captive says before Castro house demolished

Michelle Knight releases balloons outside home before demolition begins

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland woman who was held the longest at Ariel Castro’s house of horrors was there to see it shortly before it was torn down Wednesday.