The girls were subject to horrific conditions. Michelle Knight was pregnant 5 times, hit in the stomach and starved until she miscarried. Michelle Knight was made to deliver Amanda Berry’s baby in a plastic baby pool. The girls were told that if the baby died they would die. At one point the baby stopped breathing and Knight performed CPR. The girls nor the baby received any medical attention.
The Prosecutor told the judge “Despite what the defense has asserted, the charges against Mr. Castro are based on premeditated, deliberate and depraved decisions to snatch three young ladies from Cleveland’s west side streets to be used in whatever self-gratifying, self-serving way he saw fit. Two of the victims endured this horrifying ordeal for more than a decade, the third for close to a decade, and the ordeal grew to eventually include a little girl, believed to have been born to one of the women while in captivity. Also while in captivity, they withstood repeated beatings, they were bound and restrained and sexually assaulted, basically never free to leave this residence.
Going forward these three brave young women will have to start to put the pieces of their lives back together. They are certainly strong because survived this madman for years. God be with them. Read more at www.cnn.com