Cleveland Kidnapping http://www.kunc.org en Social Media Erupt On News Of Ariel Castro's Death http://www.kunc.org/post/social-media-erupt-news-ariel-castros-death As Americans wake up Wednesday to the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/04/218758961/ohio-man-who-held-women-for-decades-found-dead-in-prison" target="_blank">news that Ariel Castro is dead</a>, many are turning to Twitter and other social media to share their thoughts.<p>Castro, who <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=182179224" target="_blank">held three young women captive in his home for about a decade</a> — raping and torturing them over the years, fathering a child with one and forcing another to miscarry — is being roundly condemned both Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:53:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 49166 at http://www.kunc.org Social Media Erupt On News Of Ariel Castro's Death Ariel Castro, Ohio Man Who Held Women For Years, Is Dead http://www.kunc.org/post/ariel-castro-ohio-man-who-held-women-years-dead Corrections officials in Ohio say convicted Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro is believed to have committed suicide in his cell Tuesday night.<p>They say he was found hanged around 9:20 p.m. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 05:19:00 +0000 49152 at http://www.kunc.org Ariel Castro, Ohio Man Who Held Women For Years, Is Dead 'Monument To Hell' Is No More: Cleveland Rapist's House Is Torn Down http://www.kunc.org/post/monument-hell-no-more-cleveland-rapists-house-torn-down The house of kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro, the man who was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years last week, has been razed. Michelle Knight, one of the three women for whom the house became a prison for nearly a decade, was on hand for the demolition Wednesday.<p>"Dear Lord, give the missing people strength and power to know that they are loved," said Knight, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=209772307">according to the AP</a>. "We hear their cry, they are never forgotten in my heart. They are caterpillars, waiting to turn into a butterfly. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:02:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48075 at http://www.kunc.org 'Monument To Hell' Is No More: Cleveland Rapist's House Is Torn Down Cleveland House Of Horrors Comes Down http://www.kunc.org/post/cleveland-house-horrors-comes-down Ariel Castro's house in Cleveland where three women were <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/08/182175911/cleveland-community-wonders-how-abducted-women-were-held-for-so-long">held captive </a>and raped for about a decade will be demolished this morning.<p>Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were freed on May 6.<p>Brian Bull of <a href="http://www.ideastream.org/news/feature/55399">member station WCPN </a>reports that electricity at 2207 Seymour Ave. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 08:11:00 +0000 48033 at http://www.kunc.org Cleveland House Of Horrors Comes Down Cleveland Kidnapper Sentenced To Life Plus 1,000 Years http://www.kunc.org/post/cleveland-kidnapper-sentenced-life-plus-1000-years <strong>This post was updated at 1:40 p.m. ET</strong><p>Michelle Knight, who was raped and tortured during more than a decade of captivity, faced her abuser, Ariel Castro, in court on Thursday, assuring him that while her hell was over, his had just begun.<p>"I spent 11 years in hell; now your hell is just beginning," she said, addressing Castro, who admitted to abducting Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, and subjecting them to years of sexual and emotional abuse in his Cleveland home.<p>"I will overcome all this that happened," Knight said. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:34:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 47798 at http://www.kunc.org Cleveland Kidnapper Sentenced To Life Plus 1,000 Years