Ariel Castro accepts plea deal for Cleveland abductions

Ariel Castro pleaded guilty in a Cleveland court today to kidnapping and raping three women during a decade of captivity as part of a deal that will keep him in jail for the rest of his life but spare him the death penalty.

Castro’s trial on almost 1,000 counts of kidnapping, rape and other crimes had been scheduled to start Aug. 5, but the defense and prosecution have been negotiating a plea deal for weeks.

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