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A clearer picture of Ariel Castro is expected at tomorrow's sentencing hearing
The eight-hour hearing may be the first to shed light on the questions of why he held three women captive for a decade
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Ariel Castro at a pretrial hearing. Thursday, he is expected to speak on his own behalf during his sentencing hearing for holding three women hostage for a decade.
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The details of what a decade in captivity was like for the victims of kidnapper Ariel Castro will be revealed tomorrow at his sentencing hearing.  Last week Castro admitted to more than 900 kidnapping, rape and murder charges in a plea deal that spared his life, but ensures he never leaves prison.

WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports on what tomorrow’s hearing will include, and how Castro’s sentence could change.

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Arial Castro has agreed to life in prison without parole, plus 1,000 additional years. And he forfeited his home and financial assets. Now, a judge will hear testimony from his defense and from prosecutors on why that sentence is or is not appropriate.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty says investigators will describe what was found in Castro's house and other evidence, and a psychologist will explain why the three women complied with their captor for so long. The victims are not expected to appear in person, but their statements will be read in court.

McGinty says the real Castro will be revealed.

“He is a fraud and a coward. Do not be fooled by his head down, woe-is-me demeanor he’s displayed since his arrest. He’s a manipulator, he has no remorse, and we’ll elaborate on that at the sentencing.

He faces up to 9,245 consecutive years -- an additional 8,245 years beyond his current sentence --and up to $11,682,500 in fines.”

Castro is expected to speak on his own behalf. During his plea deal last week, he began talking about being abused as a child, and said his addiction to pornography has affected his mind.  The hearing is expected to last about eight hours.        

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