Thank Heavens 3 women who were kidnapped several years ago were discovered alive!
According to Cleveland.Com, Police arrested the owner of the house, Ariel Castro, 52, who had lived in the house since 1992. Records show he was arrested for domestic violence in 1993, but a grand jury declined to indict him.
As a woman, I’m curious why the grand jury declined to indict him. I think many women will be probing this aspect of the story as the days move along and since many of us heard the 911 call made by Amanda Berry who was able to escape. She was clearly terrified and we heard sobbing in the background.
There is no excuse for men who physically harm, stalk, terrify, harass, kidnap and rape children or women – and sometimes I wish a strong example can be made out of cases like this.
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Here is more from Cleveland news below:
Berry, DeJesus, Knight found alive, police source confirms
Long-missing Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight have been found alive.
Berry called police Monday afternoon and frantically told a dispatcher that she was alive and free after being kidnapped 10 years ago and held captive in a house on Seymour Avenue on the city’s West Side. DeJesus was with her.
A third woman, Michelle Knight, who has been missing since 2002, was also found at the house.
Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus found alive – family and friends react Family and friends of
Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus react outside MetroHealth Medical Center as they gather after hearing that the two and another woman were found alive after missing ten years.
“We’ve confirmed it’s them,” a detective said. “They are alive and safe.”
Police arrested the owner of the house, Ariel Castro, 52, who had lived in the house since 1992. Records show he was arrested for domestic violence in 1993, but a grand jury declined to indict him.
Neighbors on Seymour said a man was arrested and three women came out of the home.
Berry disappeared at about 7:40 p.m. April 21, 2003, a day before her 17th birthday. She was last seen leaving her job at a Burger King at West 110th Street and Lorain Avenue.
To the John Tanton network / xenophobes who are thirsty and ready to turn this into an anti-Latino agenda:
It appears the suspect they arrested was an American citizen — not an undocumented person. We know how you tried to turn a national tragedy via the Boston Bombing into an anti-Latino / anti-immigrant ordeal and it backfired on you.