Michelle Knight

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Michelle Knight returned to Ariel Castro’s Seymour Avenue home on Friday morning. Knight arrived with a small group, and remained outside of the home. She also spoke with neighbors and thanked them for their help in the May 6 rescue. Amanda Berry and her father went to the house on Tuesday, and her father thanked […]

  CLEVELAND – After a day full photos and descriptions of life for three women held captive for a decade, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty proudly stated: “The nightmare on Seymour Avenue is over.” Ariel Castro, who pleaded guilty to 937 counts including rape and kidnapping, was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without […]

CLEVELAND – Ariel Castro told a full courtroom at his sentencing that he is not a monster and that his house, with his victims, had harmony. He addressed the court for nearly 15 minutes before being officially sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. In his often rambling account of his life and […]

CLEVELAND —  The Second District Community Relations Committee posted on its Facebook page this afternoon a handwritten thank you note that Cleveland Police Second District officers say is from Michelle Knight. She is one of three women rescued from a home on Seymour Avenue on May 6 after being held captive for more than a decade by […]

CLEVELAND  – Amanda Berry was sighted on stage with rapper Nelly Saturday at Roverfest in Voinovich Park in downtown Cleveland, just one day after her capturer Ariel Castro plead guilty to 937 charges. Concert goer Lisa Albertini tells NewsChannel5, “When Rover introduced them he made a comment about how she (Amanda Berry) has a lot […]

CLEVELAND – News that Ariel Castro’s Seymour Avenue home will be demolished energized residents on Friday. “Once they tear the house down, they won’t have nothing to look at,” said De’Andrea Harris, who lives across the street from Castro’s home. “It’s going to be destroyed,” said Aurora Marti in Spanish. She also lives on Seymour. […]

CLEVELAND -The Cuyahoga County Land Bank is looking into the future of 2207 Seymour Avenue in Cleveland, the home where Ariel Castro is accused of holding three women hostage for nearly a decade. A demolition inspector from the Land Bank visited the property Thursday, a day before a plea deal for Castro is expected to […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A plea deal decision is imminent in the Ariel Castro case. Castro’s attorneys refused to give details of a plea deal that will be discussed in court on Friday. As we have reported repeatedly, negotiations have been ongoing since Castro’s first court appearance. His attorneys said from the start that some of […]

CLEVELAND – The man accused of holding three Cleveland women captive for a decade will plead not guilty to nearly 1,000 charges in court Wednesday, said defense attorney Jaye Schlachet. Last week, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office filed a 977-count superceding indictment against Ariel Castro. Castro was charged with two counts of aggravated murder, 512 […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro was indicted on additional charges on Friday, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said. Castro is accused of holding Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight captive for a decade in his Seymour Avenue house on Cleveland’s near-west side. He was already charged with 329 counts, covering Aug. 22, […]

CLEVELAND – New details in the case of three Cleveland area women held captive for nearly a decade. The Cuyahoga County Capital Review Committee gathered Thursday to review Ariel Castro’s case. The committee is reviewing the case based on the June’s 329-count indictment. The committee will decide whether or not to seek the death penalty. […]


Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus have released a statement on YouTube, thanking everyone for their support and generosity. The statement, released at 12:00…