Ariel Castro pleads to Judge Michael Russo during his sentencing  in Cleveland, Ohio, yesterday. Photograph: Angelo Merendino/Getty Images

The Cleveland man who abducted and held three women for about a decade was sentenced to life without parole plus an additional 1,000 years in prison f(...)

Accused Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro today agreed to plead guilty and serve life in prison without parole for the abduction and abuse of three women over about a decade. Photograph: 
Cleveland Police Dept/Handout via Reuters.

Former Cleveland school bus driver Ariel Castro has agreed to plead guilty and be imprisoned for life for kidnapping and raping three women he held ca(...)