This story is one of the most disgusting pieces of news I have ever read. I could be cliche and ask, “how can somebody do this,” but the answer is simple – he is a deranged psycho, he is not like you and me and does not value human life like the same way we do.
Castro was sentenced to life in prison, plus an addition 1,000 years. No death-penalty was part of his plea bargain.
Castro lured Knight into his car in 2002 by promising her he would give her a puppy for her son. He spotted Berry walking home from work in 2003 and asked whether she would like to visit with his daughter. And in 2004, he offered DeJesus a ride home from school.
Once in the home on Seymour Avenue, the women were restrained with chains, fed one meal a day and allowed one or two cold showers a week. Each of the women was sexually abused on a regularly basis.
Whenever one of them tried to escape, he would assault her and force the other two to watch.