Skip to comments.'I would have reported him - brother or no brother' - Ariel Castro's brothers.....
Posted on 05/12/2013 9:15:50 PM PDT by Morgana
'I would have reported him - brother or no brother' - Ariel Castro's brothers break their silence after to insist they knew nothing about female prisoners in home
The brothers of Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro have spoken out for the first time, saying that they would have turned him in if they knew three women were being held prisoner in his home.
The brothers, who were arrested along with Ariel Castro, say that since their release from prison, they have been faced with online death threats, a break-in at one of their homes, and vandalism.
They were released several days after their arrest due to lack of evidence linking them to the crimes.
When asked by CNN reporter Martin Savidge if the public would always suspect they had a role in the kidnappings, they answered 'yes' in unison.
Onil Castro said: 'The people out there who know me, they know that Onil Castro is not that person, has nothing to do with that - would never even think of something like that. I was a very liked person [before the arrest], never had any enemies.
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I remember seeing one of these brothers interviewed in front of his house when the women were missing, when a reporter asked him what he thinks about the search effort he said “It was a waste of taxpayer money.” Maybe these brothers had nothing to do with it but they are still scummy
Has anybody heard why they arrested the brothers?
I still have a hard time believing that no one else knew
I believe they were with Ariel at the time of the arrest.
Might be interesting to know what the brothers did when the monster beat up his former wide and nearly killed her.
Did they stand by their brother or take the side of his wife?
Seems the whole neighborhood KNEW. But the police didn't investigate because they thought the neighbors were 'imagining' things.
A neighbor who lives three houses away from Castro said her daughter saw a naked woman crawling in Castro's backyard several years ago, according to the AP. She called police, but they "didn't take it seriously," the woman said.
(Did the brothers know, or participate? Judge for yourself.)
Other women who lived in the neighborhood reportedly told Lugo they saw three men controlling three women on dog leashes crawling around naked in the backyard of the house, according to USA Today. The women who saw this told Lugo that police never responded to their call.
Same for me...How did the brothers not know?
But the idea that in all this time they NEVER knew seems preposterous. Especially since it appears that the neighbors knew and that there were at least two other men involved, according to neighbors.
Won’t the girl’s statements and eventual testimony tell us whether or not they knew or not?
Am I mistaken or wasn’t it reported that he took the little girl to the park and that she called his mother “Grandmother” and told everyone she was his girlfriend’s daughter? Surely, someone knew something.
The police can arrest you anytime, but they can only charge you if they have evidence that you committed a crime.
It’s my understanding that the brothers were together at the time the murderer-rapist was arrested. It’s likely the other two were arrested in case they were involved.
I’ve seen news reports that indicate the women told the police only Ariel was involved.
That’s what I’ve heard as well. His own daughter said the little girl looked just like him and he denied being her father.
So....did any family member ever meet the “girlfriend”?
No, you are not mistaken.
Elsie Cintron, who lives three houses away, said her daughter saw a naked woman crawling in the backyard several years ago and called police. 'But they didn't take it seriously,' she said.
Another neighbor, Israel Lugo, said he heard pounding on some of the doors of the house in November 2011.
Lugo said officers knocked on the front door, but no one answered. 'They walked to side of the house and then left,' he said.
Mr Samal, a community organizer in Cleveland for the past 30 years, said that the brothers were 'classic psychopaths' and 'devils'.
About a week ago, Castro took the 6-year-old girl to a nearby park, where they played in the grass, said Israel Lugo, a neighbor who lives down the street. "I asked him whose kid was it, and he told me his girlfriend's daughter," Lugo said.
Re arrest them and waterboard.... It’s the only way to be sure.
Sounds like I could be sitting in the front yard having a glass of tea with a neighbor who, unbeknown to me, is a monster and become implicated.
I really doubt that Ariel confided in anyone. What would he say? “Hey..I got these three kidnapped girls in the house. They have been there for 10 years”.
In any case the girls..no, ladies, will at some point say if anyone else was involved. I suspect they already have or the brothers would not have been released.
Which may be very well true. So... how would one explain this?
"Other women who lived in the neighborhood reportedly told Lugo they saw three men controlling three women on dog leashes crawling around naked in the backyard of the house, according to USA Today. The women who saw this told Lugo that police never responded to their call."
"Khalid Samal, a former head of Cleveland Safety, said that the trio would hand out flyers and acted concerned even though they allegedly had the women locked up just blocks away."
"'Pedro and Onil took part in the searches too."
"Mr Samal, a community organizer in Cleveland for the past 30 years, said that the brothers were 'classic psychopaths' and 'devils'."
"He said: 'Working with drug dealers and gang members that's what they do, they get in there and act like they are part of it. They're psychopaths'."
I’m not going to swear to anything...but I think the “women on dog leashes” story has been debunked.
Yeah, that’s just it. Did no one bother asking who this girlfriend was and does the guy even have a girlfriend? It’s ridiculous to think that no one even asked a simple question. It’s even more ridiculous that the cops never followed through on so many calls. Just like so many cops and parole officers over the years didn’t do their job when they were face to face with Jaycee Dugard.
Notice the interview picture of the brothers. You know their lawyers went into overdrive getting them cleaned up and presentable for the cameras.
It could be that those other were other men, and not the brothers. It could be that the women were blindfolded when they were in the yard, so they could not identify where they were. It could also be that the girls didn’t spend enough time with the other men to be able to identify them properly.
Most people consider it to be impolite to give the third degree to everybody they meet. I’m not going to think badly of anybody who took Castro at his word when he said his daughter was only his girlfriend’s.
Did anyone in his family ever see this phantom “girlfriend”?
Not every family in America is connected enough that, if somebody was in a relationship, the rest of the family would be pressuring to meet that other significant other.
That does not mean that everybody who declines to show their boyfriend or girlfriend is guilty of keeping them in the basement and abusing them for years on end.
The family accepts this little girl is the daughter of GF w/o ever seeing a G/F?
I think it’s more of a don’t ask don’t tell. Certainly after his record with his ex the family knew he was unhinged.
Psychopaths are a lot more common than you’d believe, but most aren’t committing crimes. We also, in our lives, come across a lot more victims than we’d believe, but we often fail to recognize the signs that they are in trouble.
Not everyone brings a girlfriend/boyfriend around their family.
We maybe assuming that this is a close family. I have a brother that I see maybe once every five years. If he brought a child and said it was his daughter I can’t say I would call the police. She very well could be.
That is the sad, scary truth.
If that is true the neighbors bare some responsibility
Video it with your Obama phone
Or be just old fashioned about it and wait until the Castro guy is out of the house and break down the back door.
Then lose your own house in the inevitable lawsuit that follows, because it turned out the lady on the leash was willingly paid to crawl around on a leash.
There also are a remarkable number of women who volunteer to crawl around on a leash for free. There’s a whole sub-culture.
That may end up being the case. I quoted what many consider 'reliable' sources, so I thought there must be a least a smidgeon of truth to their statements.
I would also think a wise person would also consider if these neighbors were just looking for their 15 minutes of fame.
P.S. If you find where it was debunked, Please let me know.
I’m pretty sure I heard it on a news report.
If I see an article posted, I’ll send it.
Frankly, I’m a little hesitant to google “women in the backyard on leashes”, lol.
I had the same hesitancy. BUT.... I limited it by putting CASTRO in and leaving NAKED out.
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