Michelle Knight speaks before Castro denies accusations - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Michelle Knight speaks before Castro denies accusations

Michelle Knight stands up and speaks out. Michelle Knight stands up and speaks out.
Ariel Castro denies he was a monster and says he's just sick. Ariel Castro denies he was a monster and says he's just sick.

Probably the oddest thing that happened in the courtroom was Ariel Castro's denials.

He didn't kill anyone, he didn't forcibly rape anyone, that the sex was consensual and that there was even what he called harmony in the house of horrors.

"If you saw the Youtube video of Amanda from this weekend, that right there proves that she was not injured," says Castro.

Ariel Castro may be the only person on the planet that believes there was harmony of any kind in his house of horrors.

The total weight of all the chains and padlocks combined was 92.28 pounds.

Pictures of the home show it as a disheveled mess with chains in rooms, old heavy doors nailed over exterior windows and obstacles placed on any exit path-- and these were not the most graphic pictures.  The descriptions at times were graphic as were descriptions of the women on the night they were found.

Miss Knight in particular related that she had been held prisoner, related that she had been pregnant, and been subjected to  deprivation of food and violence to try and force a miscarriage.

Castro's demeanor while polite was defiant when it came to what he did.  He seems to be laboring under the idea that he is not a violent person.  Michelle Knight spoke, not looking at Castro.  She was strong.

"You took 11 years of my life away and now I've got them back.  I spent 11 years in hell, now your hell is just beginning."

The judge had the final say--life plus 1000 years for Castro and a scolding.

"Seems to me that you would still pose a grave danger to the community if you would receive anything but consecutive sentences.  You don't deserve to be out in the community.  You're too dangerous."

During the sentencing, a cousin of Gina DeJesus spoke.  When she finished she turned toward Ariel Castro and in Spanish told him "May God have mercy on your soul."

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

    Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:00:59 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:41:38 GMT
    (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File). FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United...(Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File). FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United...
    The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.Full Story >
    The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.Full Story >
  • Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

    Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:20:31 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:41:13 GMT
    President Donald Trump gestures as he signs a "Space Policy Directive" during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches.  AP Photo/Susan Walsh)President Donald Trump gestures as he signs a "Space Policy Directive" during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches. AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    A new 10 percent tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports is being threatened by Trump in the latest move toward what could become a trade war.

    Full Story >

    A new 10 percent tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports is being threatened by Trump in the latest move toward what could become a trade war.

    Full Story >
  • Reds, NKY Toyota Dealers give away Tundra

    Reds, NKY Toyota Dealers give away Tundra

Powered by Frankly