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Jul 292013

I haven’t commented on the crime or trial of Ariel Castro before now. There’s plenty of information about this crime “of the century” on television, and in the media, but today I came across an article about his son Anthony, who spoke out about his violent childhood of abuse at his father’s hands.

Not only was Anthony abused by Ariel, but    he said “I was shocked because of the magnitude of such a crime,” “I don’t think I could ever imagine anyone doing that,  let alone to find out it was my own flesh and blood, my father.”

I can certainly relate to how   Anthony must feel in having a relative, your own flesh and blood, who commits such a heinous crime, in my case, my son Patrick. When people commit such violent crimes as rape, sexual assault, child abuse, or murder, not only does the  victim suffer, but the families of the offender do as well. We feel alone, shamed and blamed. The shame should not be ours though, but only the offender should have the shame and blame, but many times they are like Ariel Castro and have no shame at all.

Here’s an excerpt from the article in the Huffington post, the link to the rest of the article is below the excerpt.

CLEVELAND — The son of the Cleveland man who admitted kidnapping, raping and enslaving three women for about a decade said Monday his father belongs in prison for the rest of his life.In an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, Anthony Castro also said he has nothing to say to his father, Ariel Castro, and will not visit him in prison.Fifty-three-year-old Ariel Castro is expected to be sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty last week to 937 counts in a deal that spared him the death penalty.”I think it’s the best possible sentence,” Anthony Castro said. “I think if he really can’t control his impulses and he really doesn’t have any value for human life the way this case has shown, then behind bars is where he belongs for the rest of his life.”Anthony Castro, 31, said his father was violent, and Anthony often cried himself to sleep because he had welts on his legs from beatings. Still, he said, he wasn’t prepared to hear the details of what his father did to the women.


I agree with Anthony that his father belongs in prison for the rest of his life, If anyone in the world deserves that sentence, he does for sure. I’m glad that Anthony has also said he will not visit Ariel either.

One of Ariel’s daughters is also in prison for cutting the throat of her infant, so it is apparent that this man’s genes and abuse have spawned others just like himself…violent without conscience. For the members of his family who are not abusive or violent, I have the greatest empathy.



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  44 Responses to “Son of Ariel Castro Speaks Out”

  1. The dirty, stinking, coward took the easy way out!! The three young women were held as prisoners for over a decade, but he could not stand to be locked up for a few months.

    I also wonder, Truthy, about the “apparent suicide” and you are right it really doesn’t matter. All that really matters is that this monster is not taking precious oxygen anymore. It is also a relief that Amanda Berry and her daughter will not be subjected to any family court lawsuits with him demanding visitation rights to the child.

    I am wondering, though, what this will do to the girl’s recovery – will they feel he never really had to suffer, he never really had to “pay” for the hell he put them through. It seems to me, in true sociopath form, he remained in control till the end.

    His true punishment will come in the next world.

  2. I think when he meets God, God will be pithed!

    Seriously though, he did take the coward’s way out. I think from hearing the ramblings he made at sentencing that he got such a huge 1) loss of control of his “image” and 2) loss of his victims that the narcissistic injury was more than he could stand. I don’t think he felt “guilt” that made him kill himself, I think it was pure and simple “narcissistic” injury.

    But most of the comments were like Milo said, he’s not taking up O2 any more. Good riddance. And yes, Milo, that poor mother won’t have to face having to take that little girl to the prison to visit her da-deeee

  3. This is truly a spath response. He couldn’t stand to have done to him, what he did to others because then he didn’t “win”.

    A true spath, he was a coward to the end.

  4. I just “heard” about this and actually only because it was in the sidebar under latest comments.

    What a coward! He can dish it out but sure as shite can’t take it.

    At least there is some amount of ‘closure’ in all of this.

    • Of course he was a COWARD and when his monster’s face was visible behind his mask, he couldn’t deal with it. He had to have the “last laugh” but you know as many of the folks on the article about it said, he saved the state a lot of money housing and feeding him. Maybe those young women and the little girl can move on with their lives now and get on to healing from their slavery experience.

      • The only sincerest form of true beauty in all of this?

        He can never hurt another person again. He is gone. In that, Justice has been done, even if it was by his own hand.

        • I agree, Phoenix, even Judas Iscariot took his own life and Castro is in “good company” there..he betrayed humanity just as Judas did, without any concern for the damage he did to his victims.

          I firmly believe that Castro and Judas are both suffering the eternal punishment for their deeds…killing yourself doesn’t get you a pass in either this life or the next. And I doubt that Castro believed in a Just God, but I BET HE DOES NOW.

  5. I think we could have learned something from studying him. Too bad he was too much of a coward to let that happen.

  6. Well, studying him might have been “interesting” but he wouldn’t have been studied, he would have spent 24/7 in solitary, with only 1 hour of that time in a cage like a dog for “recreation” outside.

    And actually he took the “easy way out” because he was one of the most despised men on the continent sort of like Susan Smith the woman who shoved her car with her two young sons into a lake to drown and tried to blame it on car jackers—all because her BF didn’t want a woman with kids. She could EASILY have given the kids to her ex husband, but NOOOOO that thought wouldn’t fly, cause then she’d look “bad” to BF’s family…

    You know, just an opinion, but I think the Narcissistic-injury that Castro suffered by being unmasked was what caused him to kill himself instead of JUST the solitary confinement. But there’;s no way any of us can tell what was inside a dead man’s mind.

  7. Son speaks out after Castro’s suicide

    The son of the Cleveland kidnapper has spoken out for the first time since his father’s death, saying society should learn from Ariel Castro to better deal with sexual predators, mental illness and domestic abuse.

    In a letter published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer today, Anthony Castro said his father deserved to serve ‘every day’ of the 1,000-year sentence that he received for the kidnapping and decade-long rape, torture and beatings of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus.

    However, he cautioned that ‘justice truly will have been served’ only if the country examines and learns from the horrific ordeal.


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