Agencia EFEJuly 26, 2013 14:04
Washington, Jul 26 (EFE).- Ariel Castro, accused of kidnapping three girls and holding them captive for about a decade at his Ohio home, pleaded guilty on Friday, accepting a likely prison term of life without parole plus 1,000 years.
At a preliminary hearing, defense lawyers reached a plea bargain with the prosecution that will avoid a possible death sentence for Castro.
"You understand by accepting this plea, you're accepting life without parole," county Judge Michael Russo asked Castro. "You'll never leave prison alive."
"Yes, I do," Castro responded.