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Ariel Castro’s home demolished
The home where Ariel Castro held three women captive is torn down Wednesday as part of a deal that spared Castro a possible death sentence. After pleading guilty he was sentenced last week to life in prison plus 1,000 years. (Marvin Fong / Plain Dealer)
Ariel Castro’s home demolished
The attic of Ariel Castro’s home is torn open by an excavator, exposing personal items inside. (Angelo Merendino / Getty Images)
Ariel Castro’s home demolished
A sheriff’s deputy stands guard as the house of convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro is torn down in Cleveland. (David Maxwell / EPA)
Ariel Castro’s home demolished
The rubble of Ariel Castro’s home is loaded into a dump truck to be hauled away. (David Maxwell / EPA)
Ariel Castro’s home demolished
A demolition crew removes the remains of Ariel Castro’s home after it was torn down in Cleveland. (Angelo Merendino / Getty Images)
Kidnap victim watches demolition
Michelle Knight, center, one of Ariel Castro’s victims, arrives Wednesday morning to witness the demolition of the home where she was held captive. “I feel very liberated,” she said. (Marvin Fong / Plain Dealer)
Ariel Castro’s home in Cleveland
Neighbors Jessica Rodriguez and Caitlin Coyne, both 19, walk last month past the house where Ariel Castro kept three women captive for a decade. The house was torn down Wednesday. (Andrew Welsh-Huggins / Associated Press)
Ariel Catsro home model
A model of Ariel Castro’s house was used in court.  (Tony Dejak / Associated Press)
Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Sentenced In Cleveland
At his sentencing on Aug. 1, Ariel Castro told Judge Michael J. Russo, “I’m not a monster, I’m sick.... I’m a happy person inside.” Castro was found hanged in his prison cell a few weeks into a life sentence without parole. (Angelo Merendino / Getty Images)
Ariel Castro, Michelle Knight
Michelle Knight makes a statement in court before Ariel Castro was sentenced on Aug. 1.  (Tony Dejak / Associated Press)
Booking photo
Cuyahoga County sheriff’s booking photo of Ariel Castro. (AFP / Getty Images)
Kidnap victims
Amanda Berry, from left, Michelle Knight and Gina de Jesus on July 2, two months after they escaped captivity in the home of Ariel Castro. (Hennes Paynter Communications)
Ariel Castro in court
Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal Court alongside defense attorney Kathleen DeMetz. Castro is charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape in connection with the disappearance of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight. The fourth kidnapping count applies to Berry’s 6-year-old daughter, who was born in captivity.  (Tony Dejak / Associated Press)
Ariel Castro, left of lectern, is arraigned in Cleveland Municipal Court in front of judge Lauren Moore. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP/Getty Images)
Seymor Avenue home
A police officer walks past the house in Cleveland where Ariel Castro allegedly held captive Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight. (Matt Sullivan / Getty Images)
Upstairs window
The upper-floor window of Ariel Castro’s house in Cleveland is covered. (David Duprey / Associated Press)
Gina DeJesus’ homecoming
Gina DeJesus gives a thumbs up as she is escorted toward her home in Cleveland. (Tony Dejak / Associated Press)
Felix DeJesus
Felix DeJesus pumps his fist after bringing home his daughter, Gina. (Tony Dejak / Associated Press)
Gina DeJesus’ mother
Gina DeJesus’s mother, Nancy, talks to the media after her daughter arrived at her family’s home. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP/Getty Images)
Homecoming embrace
Gina DeJesus’ father, Felix, back to camera, hugs family members outside their home during his daughter’s homecoming. (Matt Sullivan / Getty Images)
A car carrying Amanda Berry arrives at her sister’s house in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP/Getty Images)
Amanda Berry’s sister
Beth Serrano, sister of Amanda Berry, reads a statement to the media outside her Cleveland home after the arrival of Berry. (Tony Dejak / Associated Press)
John Berry
John Berry holds a photo of his daughter Amanda, who was 16 when she was abducted. She was the first of the women to escape Monday. (Patrick Murphy-Racey / Associated Press)
Amanda Berry poster
A tree bears a poster seeking information on Amanda Berry. (Tony Dejak / Associated Press)
Gina DeJesus’ home
Friends and relatives stand in front of the family home of Gina DeJesus in Cleveland, Ohio. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP/Getty Images)
FBI forensic personnel remove evidence from the Cleveland house where three women allegedly were held captive for a decade. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP/Getty Images)
Missing women found in Cleveland
Photos provided by the FBI of Amanda Berry, who was 16 when she disappeared in April 2003. The photo on the right has been been enhanced to show how Berry might have looked at age 20. Beard and two other women missing for the last decade were found in Cleveland on Monday. (EPA)
Kidnapped women rescued in Cleveland
Well-wishers gather at the home Gina DeJesus in Cleveland in anticipation of her homecoming. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were found alive after having been held hostage for nearly 10 years. (Tom Dodge / MCT)
Missing women
A man carries the front page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer with news of the missing women’s rescue as neighbors gather along Seymour Avenue near the house where the women had been held for the last decade. (Bill Pugliano / Getty Images)
Missing women
Well-wishers put up a welcome home sign at Gina DeJesus’ home in Cleveland. (David Maxwell / EPA)
Three brothers -- Onil Castro, left, Ariel Castro and Pedro Casto -- were arrested Tuesday after three women who disappeared in Cleveland a decade ago were found safe Monday. The brothers are accused of holding the victims against their will. (Cleveland Police Department)
Amanda Berry
Amanda Berry, right, hugs her sister Beth Serrano after being reunited in a Cleveland hospital. (Associated Press)
Charles Ramsey, who lives near the home where three missing women were rescued in Cleveland, speaks to reporters. (Scott Shaw / Associated Press)
Missing woman’s brother
Ricardo DeJesus talks about his sister Gina at the family’s home in Cleveland. Police said Gina DeJesus and two other women who went missing separately about a decade ago were found Monday.  (Tony Dejak / Associated Press)
Law enforcement
Officers stand watch in front of a house in Cleveland where authorities said Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were found alive about 10 years after they went missing. (David Maxwell / European Pressphoto Agency)
Cleveland home
The home in Cleveland where three women were found alive about 10 years after they disappeared as teenagers. (Bill Pugliano / Getty Images)
Felix Dejesus
Felix DeJesus, father of Gina DeJesus, holds up an enlarged photograph of his then-14-year-old daughter next to a display in his living room shortly after she disappeared in March 2004.  (Tony Dejak / Associated Press)
Amanda Marie Berry
Amanda Marie Berry, who was 16 when she disappeared in 2003, in a photo provided by the FBI.  (FBI )
FBI evidence team
An FBI evidence team removes items from the Cleveland house where three women who went missing separately about a decade ago were found. (Mark Duncan / Associated Press)
2200 block of Seymour Avenue in Cleveland
Police officers stand outside a home where Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight were found. (Scott Shaw / Associated Press)