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Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal court Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. Ariel Castro was charged while his brothers, Pedro and Onil Castro, were held but faced no immediate charges. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal court Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. Ariel Castro was charged while his brothers, Pedro and Onil Castro, were held but faced no immediate charges. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro

Ariel Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus

1,000 years after pleading guilty to 937 counts in a deal

that spared him the death penalty. He  kidnapping three women and kept them — sometimes

restrained in chains — along with a 6-year-old girl he fathered with

one of them. Castro is accused of imprisoning Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight in his Cleveland, Ohio, home for years.