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Castro could face death penalty as abduction case goes to a grand jury
Cuyahoga County's prosecutors vows hundreds of new charges, possibly some with death penalty stipulations
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty vows to produce hundreds of new charges against accused kidnapper Ariel Castro. Some of those charges could lead to the death penalty.
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The Cleveland man accused of holding three women hostage for a decade could face the death penalty. The case against Ariel Castro has gone from Cleveland Municipal Court to the Cuyahoga County prosecutor, where it will be presented to a grand jury. Castro has been charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape, but that could be just the beginning.

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County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty called Castro’s home a torture chamber and a private prison, and he promises a thorough evaluation of all the evidence he will present to the grand jury. McGinty says hundreds of charges could result.

“I intend to seek charges for each act of sexual violence, rape, each day of kidnapping, each felonious assault, all his attempted murders, and each act of aggravated murder by terminating pregnancies during this decade long ordeal.”

One of the women was allegedly impregnated repeatedly by Catro and forced to miscarry. Ohio law makes it a crime to end a woman's pregnancy against her will. And McGinty says Ohio law allows the death penalty if a murder is committed during a kidnapping.

The prosecutor says he will explore that possibility in the Castro case. He added that at this point the victims are too fragile for intense interviews by investigators, and there is a lot of other evidence to sift through. So he asked the public to be patient because the case is going to take considerable time to effectively prosecute. The three women and a child born in captivity were freed from Castro’s Cleveland home earlier this week.    

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I thought kidnapping was automatically a federal charge. Is it not?


Posted by: Ripley (Columbus, OH) on May 10, 2013 1:05AM
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