Ariel Castro, the Cleveland, Ohio man who kidnapped three women and held them prisoner for 10 years, made a statement in court yesterday, essentially claiming that he’s not a bad guy. “I’m not a monster,” he said. “I’m sick.”
Castro said he was never abusive until he met his wife. “I’m not a wife beater,” Castro claimed. “It happened because I couldn’t get her to quiet down.”
Castro then stated that he was not a violent person and he didn’t beat the three women. “I simply kept them there without them being able to leave,” he said. He followed that up by saying, “Most of the sex that went on in the house, practically all of it, was consensual.”
Oh, yeah, he also said there was “a lot of harmony in that home.”
Castro was convicted and sentenced life plus 1,000 years.
Ariel Castor: ‘I’m not a monster. I’m sick’, on FoxNews.com.