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Two of three kidnapped women return home today to cheering crowds
Update: Police have charged Ariel Castro with four counts of kidnapping and three of rape. His brothers, Pedro and Onil, have been cleared.

Cleveland police are expected to announce charges before 6 p.m.

by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Balloons, stuff animals and other signs to welcome Gina DeJesus home.
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The family of Gina DeJesus -- who disappeared when she was just 14 -- held a bilingual press conference at their home today. Two of the women believed abducted a decade ago, are now home with family.

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Two of the three Cleveland women abducted a decade ago have returned to their homes, while the third was readmitted to MetroHealth Medical Center today.

Police escorted Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus to homes of family on the near- west side.

Berry was initially expected to make a statement to the media and the public gathered across the street but changed her mind. Her sister, Beth Serrano, waded into a mass of reporters to explain.

“I want to thank the public and the media for their support and encouragement over the years and at this time our family would request privacy so my sister and niece and I can recover … Please respect our privacy until we are ready to make our statement. And thank you.

About three hours later, DeJesus came home, sheltered by family as she hurried to the front door. Her father, Felix, gave a fist bump, and the diminutive Gina gave everyone a quick thumbs up.

The third women, Michelle Knight, is back at MetroHealth in good condition. Officials are not giving a reason.

All three were freed Monday night from a house within two miles of their homes, where authorities believe they were held captive for years.  Three brothers have been arrested.

 

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