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Amanda Berry: Three captive women chained up in grim dungeon for a decade gave birth to five babies
Mirror ^ | 5-7-2013 | Chris Bucktin, Ben Rossington

Posted on 05/08/2013 4:28:45 PM PDT by bimboeruption

Gina DeJesus, 23, Michelle Knight, 30, and Amanda Berry, 26 , and her six-year-old daughter fled the house in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ariel Castro, 52, and his two brothers have been arrested.

Frantic Amanda choked back tears as she told police “I’m free” after she escaped the dungeon.

Amanda fled the hell-hole thanks to a hero neighbour before her dramatic 911 call ended the victims’ ordeal .

It had been feared that Amanda and the other captives – Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight – had been murdered.

After escaping the house on Monday just three miles from where they each went missing between 2002 and 2004, they named their captor as 52-year-old Ariel Castro, who tonight was in custody with his two brothers.

The women, aged between 14 and 22 when they disappeared, spent today in hospital before being given the all-clear by doctors and returning to their overwhelmed families.

Amanda, now 26, was joined by her six-year-old daughter – who she gave birth to during the years in the dungeon – as she hugged her weeping relatives.

Chilling details began to emerge tonight of how the victims were held captive in a basement dungeon.

Police sources said suspect Ariel Castro kept Michelle, Amanda and Gina tied up with chains and tape at the home in Cleveland, Ohio.

The insider said they were kept in different rooms and were possibly untied at different times.

Officers also revealed the three women had “multiple” pregnancies.

There was evidence of as many as five children being born while the women were held hostage.

One of the victims suffered as many as three miscarriages because she was so malnourished.

Reports also told how the women were beaten so badly they lost other babies.

Police were today seen examining dug up areas in the back garden.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amandaberry; arielcastro; berry; castor; cleveland; ginadejesus; hostages; micheleknight
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I wonder which one of the three Castro brothers is the father of Amanda's six-year-old daughter?

I wonder if the father, along with his two brothers (the girl's uncles), raped the little girl?

I hope the police find the bodies or some trace of the little babies who were murdered.

Kids just don't stand a chance today.

1 posted on 05/08/2013 4:28:45 PM PDT by bimboeruption
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To: bimboeruption

Didn’t they just let the 2 brothers go? The police seemed confident it was only Ariel Castro responsible for all of it.

Remember, early reports are often completely wrong.


2 posted on 05/08/2013 4:35:18 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: bimboeruption

All these Castro bros need to be executed.....this is disgusting and horrifying what they did. And even more digusting if the Criminal Rights nutjobs fight their execution


3 posted on 05/08/2013 4:36:15 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: bimboeruption

Anyone notice that when the house was first discovered it was flying a Puerto Rican flag ?
But now, with crime scene tape surrounding the property, the flag is an American flag?

What’s up with that????


4 posted on 05/08/2013 4:37:43 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: SeminoleCounty

I have some rope laying around if someone needs it. Just sayin’.


5 posted on 05/08/2013 4:38:43 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: SeminoleCounty
Immigration is SUCH a GOOD thing.Just ask Schmuckie.
6 posted on 05/08/2013 4:39:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bimboeruption

7 posted on 05/08/2013 4:40:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Paladin2

Puerto Ricans are not immigrants they are citizens of a United States Territory.


8 posted on 05/08/2013 4:43:49 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: bimboeruption

The two brothers have not been charged based on witness testimony that they did not participate in the kidnapping.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 4:44:31 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Paladin2

They are from Puerto Rico. As a result, they are automatically US citizens.


10 posted on 05/08/2013 4:45:27 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Jim from C-Town

I don’t know. Sounds like they are immigrants in the broadest sense. When I (finally) move to WY, I’ll be an immigrant.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 4:45:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Vinnie

Wait till they fly the Confederate flag.....we’ll know there is serious charges being considered by the police and the prosecutor’s offices.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 4:46:42 PM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: BilLies

somehow the slaves rescued from the Saudi diplomats house in the US is not very newworthy?


13 posted on 05/08/2013 4:48:26 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: bimboeruption

http://www.examiner.com/article/castro-family-dark-side-emerges-naked-woman-crawling-on-leash-seen-backyard

Further information... I find it incredible that police had reports of a naked woman on a leash crawling around the back yard and they just spoke with the homeowner!

I’m wondering if mental problems ran in the family as Castro’s daughter is in jail for killing her baby and attempting to kill herself.

Thank goodness Amanda Berry was able to get loose or they’d probably never have been found.


14 posted on 05/08/2013 4:48:34 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: bimboeruption

What employment will look like in the near future, after special constituents’ politicians are through with our Second and Fourth amendments.


15 posted on 05/08/2013 4:49:16 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Vinnie
Anyone notice that when the house was first discovered it was flying a Puerto Rican flag ? But now, with crime scene tape surrounding the property, the flag is an American flag?

Stuff that makes you go, hmmmmm...

First it's just the PR flag.

Then both.

Then just the U.S. flag.

16 posted on 05/08/2013 4:49:46 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: SeminoleCounty

Evidently there was not a single shred of evidence that the brothers were involved. They were with their brother when they were found. The two brothers had minor outstanding bench warrants for misdemeanors.

The girls did not know about the brothers.


17 posted on 05/08/2013 4:49:52 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Longbow1969

I doubt one guy is responsible for it all. I find it hard to believe that others, relatives, didn’t know about it.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 4:51:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: shelterguy

Rope? Gasoline is only $3.45 a gallon.


19 posted on 05/08/2013 4:51:52 PM PDT by Blogatron (Death to islaam)
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To: Sirius Lee

Guess the flag switch is to prevent stereotyping.


20 posted on 05/08/2013 4:56:09 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: kabar

witnesses? After all these years they had witnesses to the kidnapping?


21 posted on 05/08/2013 5:00:01 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sirius Lee

Puerto Rico is part of the US, they are US citizens there I believe.


22 posted on 05/08/2013 5:02:23 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sirius Lee

Very interesting — sounds like it might be another manifestation of politics and political correctness infecting every aspect of life. After all, who wants Puerto Rico associated with a pervert kidnapper, so somebody able to cross a police line at a very active crime scene changed the flag. I wonder who placed the call which lead to the flag swapping.


23 posted on 05/08/2013 5:02:39 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: bimboeruption

Not hearing much mention of the murdered infants and induced miscarriages in the American press. The pro-abortion propagandists can’t break their satanic silence, because people might connect the dots to the reality of abortion.


24 posted on 05/08/2013 5:02:51 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: freeandfreezing

Probably the PR police officer in the case,protecting one of his own?


25 posted on 05/08/2013 5:05:26 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: leapfrog0202

Reports quoting the girls indicate that they left the house only twice in ten years. Both times they were taken to the garage.

Also, the police claim to have no record of this report.


26 posted on 05/08/2013 5:07:21 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: GeronL

Yes, I’ve also been puzzled by why the rescue of the Saudi slaves hasn’t gotten a little more attention.


27 posted on 05/08/2013 5:07:50 PM PDT by livius
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To: SeminoleCounty

i agree. three shots to the heads. save the taxpayer keeping scum alive.


28 posted on 05/08/2013 5:07:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Your’e kidding! The brothers didn’t know about this? This was all Ariel?

The brothers, btw, are gutter-level alcoholics, and when I first read about them, I wondered how they could have carried this off. Interesting.


29 posted on 05/08/2013 5:09:57 PM PDT by livius
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To: freeandfreezing

This has nothing to do with Puerto Rico. Look up the Dugard kidnapping, the English and German long-term kidnappings, and the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping. Sexual psychopaths are sexual psychopaths.

And now I’m reading that this guy’s brothers, two burned-out alkies, had nothing to do with this and it was all psycho Ariel.


30 posted on 05/08/2013 5:12:24 PM PDT by livius
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To: GeronL
Puerto Rico is part of the US, they are US citizens there I believe.

Admit it, there is an ethnic component to the Puerto Rican flag that does not exist in, say the New Jersey state flag or the Florida state flag.

And why the odd behavior of the switch? The brothers were cooling their heels in jail during the switch. Who made the switch? And why?

You don't think it odd?

31 posted on 05/08/2013 5:20:12 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: bimboeruption

Local news reports state that of the two brothers not charged, one is on Social Security, and the other is on disability.
The brother charged for the crimes was a school bus driver until he was fired last winter for workplace violations.


32 posted on 05/08/2013 5:24:55 PM PDT by Wasichu
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To: Longbow1969

Hope they are right. One never does it alone. Especially not for all these years.


33 posted on 05/08/2013 5:31:01 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Sirius Lee

Actually, if you zoom in, you can see two flags in each of those pictures.


34 posted on 05/08/2013 5:35:39 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: Wasichu

Things keep changing...

Now CNN is reporting that another younger guy - “Angel Cordera” (Latino who does not speak English) actually did all the stuff - (kicked in the door and got the girl out)and that “Charlie the Crazy Dishwasher” is a liar and took credit for stuff he didn’t do - and that he only got involved once the action” was pretty much over.

Angel’s relative says Charlie was just being opportunistic and the press jumped on him cause he can (sorta) speak English.

Holy Cow...who knows? - what a neighborhood (shaking my head)


35 posted on 05/08/2013 5:38:36 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: Vinnie

I did see the Puerto Rican flag. It’s now gone? What’s up with that?


36 posted on 05/08/2013 5:41:15 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Kill all 3 Castros.


37 posted on 05/08/2013 5:41:18 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: Wasichu
Local news reports state that of the two brothers not charged, one is on Social Security, and the other is on disability. The brother charged for the crimes was a school bus driver until he was fired last winter for workplace violations.

A local guy interviewed on CNN said he actually wasn't surprised that the other two brothers may not be involved - apparently they are both major-league alocoholics and spend nearly all of their waking hours drunk.

He figures that if they had known what was going on they would have spilled the beans for sure.
38 posted on 05/08/2013 5:44:05 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: Paladin2
Their family has been in the Cleveland neighborhood for several decades. I believe all the siblings where born in Cleveland. Their father owned a local used car lot in the West 25th area.

They are not immigrants. They are American Citizens their parents are from Puerto Rico and are American Citizens by birth. Puerto Ricons are American Citizens, just like people who live in Guam.

Also, only the owner of the home is now in custody. Their isn't any proof that the two other brothers had anything to do with the kidnappings. They have been released due to lack of evidence.

39 posted on 05/08/2013 5:45:21 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Blogatron
I have .45cal ACP 230gr HPs at 46¢, which I'll be most happy to donate. One for each of them.
40 posted on 05/08/2013 5:45:40 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
fight their execution

?? They are from Puerto Rico.

41 posted on 05/08/2013 5:45:42 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I didn’t realize that thanks.


42 posted on 05/08/2013 5:53:33 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Also, only the owner of the home is now in custody. Their isn't any proof that the two other brothers had anything to do with the kidnappings. They have been released due to lack of evidence.

Yeah - they may just be dumb old drunks.

A bit off topic but one of the sad things is seeing those big old row houses from the 40s/50s in such disrepair and (some) boarded up. I can just see how decades ago they were solid middle-class family homes - nice porches that were likely decorated with Christmas lights around the holidays and a pumpkin with a candle on Halloween with dressed up trick-or-treaters coming and going.

Now they are just old and dilapidated. One rep for the cops said on CNN that drug users and Ho's would break in and set up shop for a night or two in the abandoned ones - then move on...possibly why the cops didn't take the call about a naked lady in the back yard very seriously.
43 posted on 05/08/2013 5:57:20 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: SeminoleCounty

I should have read the responses first before I replied.


44 posted on 05/08/2013 5:57:57 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: leapfrog0202

None of those reports have been substantiated. Their is no record of the police ever being called to the residence at all. There are NO credible reports that they have ever been to the house beyond ONE time when they where following up with the owner Mr. Castro about a problem with his job driving a bus for the City Schools.

I have spoken to one of the district commanders at the CPD and he confirms that they have never had a call about the residence.

So many reports are incorrect about this case.


45 posted on 05/08/2013 5:58:39 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: bimboeruption

I’ve read that 5 babies were born, but only one little girl escaped. Anyone hear about the others?


46 posted on 05/08/2013 6:07:46 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: Jim from C-Town
None of those reports have been substantiated. Their is no record of the police ever being called to the residence at all. There are NO credible reports that they have ever been to the house beyond ONE time when they where following up with the owner Mr. Castro about a problem with his job driving a bus for the City Schools. I have spoken to one of the district commanders at the CPD and he confirms that they have never had a call about the residence. So many reports are incorrect about this case.

Yeah...this is certainly looks like a neighborhood where something like this could happen though...and people wouldn't notice (or pay attention).

Angel Cordero on CNN now - apparently he did most of the stuff "Crazy Charlie" took credit for.
47 posted on 05/08/2013 6:08:38 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: Jim from C-Town

Police don’t keep good records. I reported prowlers to police, went to station the next day to follow up, and they had “no record” of my call. Nor did they send anyone to investigate.

I find it hard to get my mind around this. How hard is it for three women to escape? How could brothers (who lived there?) not know what was going on?


48 posted on 05/08/2013 6:12:38 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Veto!

No doubt plenty of these cases go unreported. Scary.


49 posted on 05/08/2013 6:14:07 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Veto!
I find it hard to get my mind around this.

Me too - I think a key point may be that when the girl with a daughter decided she had to go - the other two wouldn't go with her. Apparently he had tricked them into trying to escape before, then punished them brutally.

Lots more to come out on this sad deal IMO.
50 posted on 05/08/2013 6:17:12 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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