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Michelle Knight thank you note
Michelle Knight's thank you note to police (Cleveland Police Dept./Facebook)

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro

May 9, 2013

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.