Ariel Castro pleads not guilty in Ohio kidnap case PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press   
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 09:25

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man has pleaded not guilty to holding three women captive in his home for a decade and raping them.

Fifty-two-year-old Ariel Castro was arraigned Wednesday on an indictment charging him with murder, kidnapping and rape in more than 300 counts.

The murder charge involves Castro's allegedly starving and punching a pregnant woman in captivity until she miscarried.

A Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County grand jury returned the indictment Friday against the former Cleveland school bus driver, who was fired last fall.

His $8 million dollar bond was continued.