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House in kidnap case demolished

by on August 08, 2013 10:30 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland house where three women were held captive and raped over a decade has been demolished.

The house was torn down as part of a plea deal that spared Ariel Castro a possible death sentence. He was sentenced last week to life in prison plus 1,000 years.

One of the women imprisoned there, Michelle Knight, showed up early Wednesday before the demolition began. She made a brief statement and released balloons into the air. It took about an hour and 20 minutes to tear down the house.



Heather Blake is the wire editor and an assistant web editor for The Indiana Gazette. She covers courts, Saltsburg and Homer City borough councils and Penns Manor and United school districts, in addition to writing feature articles. She can be reached at hblake@indianagazette.net.
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