Ariel Castro, the man accused of kidnapping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, has been indicted on a total of 329 charges — including kidnapping, murder and rape.
County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said in a statement, “Today’s indictments represent a first major step in the criminal justice process. Our investigation continues, and we will present our findings to the grand jury.”
Ariel Castro has been accused of holding Amanda, Gina and Michelle captive for over a decade – along with Amanda’s six-year-old daughter Jocelyn. He has been charged with murder because of the five pregnancies he caused with Michelle — all of which he starved and beat her to result in miscarriages.
He also was indicted on charges including 139 counts of rape, 177 counts of kidnapping and multiple counts of gross sexual imposition and felonious assault.
Castro’s attorneys have said he would plead not guilty to any indictment.
Stay tuned for any further details on this matter as they are released…