Ohio kidnapper gets 1,000 years in prison

Ohio kidnapper gets 1,000 years in prison
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POSTED: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 12:59pm

UPDATED: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 2:53pm

Judge Michael Russo has sentenced kidnapper Ariel Castro to hundreds of years in prison, mostly in eight- to 10-year consecutive blocks. Russo said Castro "will never be released from incarceration during the period of his remaining natural life for any reason."

"A person can only die in prison once," Judge Michael Russo told Ariel Castro Thursday in handing down a sentence of life in prison plus 1,000 years. The judge called the sentence "commensurate with the harm you've done."

Russo, noting that Castro treated his victims as "slaves," said consecutive sentences rendered in his case must be "imposed" to protect the public and "to punish you."

"You don't deserve to be out in our community," he said. "You're too dangerous."

The court in Cuyahoga County is seizing the property of Ariel Castro and imposing a fine of $100,000 on him, in addition to his massive sentence.

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