10:33 AM EDT 05/22/2013
Originally posted 05/10/2013 02:35PM
The third woman kept in captivity for a decade in a Cleveland house has been released from the hospital and is asking for her privacy.
MetroHealth Medical Center spokeswoman Phyllis Marino says Michelle Knight left the hospital Friday afternoon but declined to comment further on Knight's condition or where she was going.
Earlier Friday, the hospital issued a statement on Knight's behalf:
"Michelle Knight is in good spirits and would like the community to know that she is extremely grateful for the outpouring of flowers and gifts. She is especially thankful for the Cleveland Courage Fund. She asks that everyone please continue to respect her privacy at this time."
Originally posted 05/10/2013 11:35AM
The daughter of Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro won't be visiting him in jail – or having anything else to do with him at all, dubbing him a "demonic criminal."
As for when she heard the news about what allegedly went on in Ariel Castro's house, she "just wanted to die."
Angie Gregg calls her father, who is accused of holding three women captive in his home for nearly a decade, "evil." She says their relationship is over as Castro faces charges of rape and kidnapping in the gruesome case that continues to send shockwaves throughout the country. He is currently being held on $8 million bail.
"He is dead to me," Gregg, overcome with emotion, said in a CNN interview late Thursday. "There will be no visits … no phone calls. He can never be Daddy again. I have no sympathy for the man."
Originally posted 05/10/2013 10:00AM
After years spent indoors together in close proximity, almost never being allowed outside the dilapidated house where they were held hostage, the three young women rescued in Cleveland on Monday are trying to find their separate ways back to a sense of normalcy outside of the public's gaze.
Both Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry returned home to joyous neighborhood welcomes on Wednesday. In Gina's case, that included a backyard family gathering attended by relatives and the closest of family friends.
One of those friends, Lydia Esparra, tells PEOPLE: "Despite being skinny, she looked very healthy. She obviously doesn't have a lot of skin color, 'cause she's been living in a house with no sun for nine years. But she looks amazing. Amazing."
Originally posted 05/09/2013 08:10AM
Is there a fourth victim?
The police are still searching for a fourth girl who went missing six years ago from the same area in Ohio where three missing women were discovered on Monday.
Ashley Summers was 14 when she vanished near her Cleveland home in 2007. She was last spotted about three miles away from the run-down residence owned by former school bus driver Ariel Castro, who is charged with kidnapping and raping Amanda Berry, 27, Michelle Knight, 32, and Gina DeJesus, about 23, who had apparently been held captive in the house since their teens or early 20s, police said.
Originally posted 05/08/2013 08:40PM
Minutes after a jury convicted her Wednesday of first-degree murder for killing her lover, Jodi Arias said she'd rather be executed than spend the rest of her life behind bars.
"I believe death is the ultimate freedom, so I'd rather have my freedom as soon as I can get it," Arias, 32, tells FOX10 in Phoenix.
Arias explains that, since she is not a smoker and longevity runs in her family, she could expect many years in prison if she got a life term.
Originally posted 05/08/2013 06:00PM
A Cleveland man arrested after three women missing for a decade were found alive at his home was charged Wednesday with kidnapping and raping them. Prosecutors brought no charges against his brothers, saying there was no evidence they had any part in the crime.
Ariel Castro, 52, was charged with four counts of kidnapping – covering all three captives and the daughter born to one of them while she was held – and three counts of rape against the three women. The former school bus driver owns the peeling, run-down home where the women were rescued on Monday, after one of them broke through a screen door.
Originally posted 05/08/2013 04:50PM
Nearly five years after she admittedly killed her lover Travis Alexander, Jodi Arias was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder.
Arias showed little emotion when the verdict was read by the clerk. She licked her lips and appeared glum. As jurors were polled, each affirming the guilty verdict, she seemed to grow increasing upset, fighting back tears.
Outside the Arizona courtroom, the gathered crowd cheered. Alexander's family hugged each other after the verdict was read.
The trial will now enter a penalty phase, with additional testimony and arguments, to determine whether Arias should get life in prison or the death penalty.
Originally posted 05/08/2013 04:10PM
Nearly five years after she admittedly killed her lover Travis Alexander, Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the sensational Arizona trial.
Watch how it went down – and how she reacted.
Arias, 32, was charged with first-degree capital murder in the killing of Alexander, who was shot and stabbed 27 times in his house. The trial, televised live on HLN, featured graphic testimony about their sex lives and brutal crime-scene photos.
Originally posted 05/08/2013 01:15PM
As the kidnapping of three Cleveland women who were missing for 10 years is investigated by authorities, grim details about the conditions in suspect Ariel Castro's Seymour Avenue home are being released.
While police would not say how the women were taken captive or whether they were sexually assaulted, Police Chief Michael McGrath told NBC's Today show on Wednesday that investigators found ropes and chains in the house.
He added the women were restrained and "released out in the backyard once in a while."
McGrath said he was "absolutely" sure police did everything they could to find the women over the years. He disputed claims by neighbors that officers had been called to the house before for suspicious circumstances. "We have no record of those calls coming in over the past 10 years," he said.
Originally posted 05/08/2013 07:30AM
Cleveland police are reviewing whether they may have missed chances to rescue the three young women held captive for up to a decade in a house where neighbors say they repeatedly reported something was amiss.
In 2004, Cleveland police showed up at the home after one of the suspects, Ariel Castro, a school bus driver at the time, left behind a passenger.
When no one answered, the officers left, officials say, adding that the bus incident was not a criminal matter.
But neighbors say there were more recent calls that could have led to a rescue.
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