Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Open Up To Robin Roberts About Life After Captivity

Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus endured ten years of captivity by the hands of Ariel Castro. However, on May 6, 2013, being locked down was no longer an option. Berry had found a way to escape and dial 911. “I’ve been kidnapped and been missing for 10 years. I’m here. I’m free now,” a panicked Berry told the 911 operator. Now, Berry and DeJesus are doing big things. The two have collaborated on writing a book titled, Home: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland, and are now speaking with Robin Roberts during a 20/20 special that will air on Tuesday, April 28 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC, about life after captivity.

Ohio Women Held Captive For Over 10-Years By Ariel Castro To Release A Memoir

“We are free, we love life…” These are the beginning words to Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland, a memoir written by two of the three women who were held captive in Cleveland, Ohio for more than a decade before escaping in 2013. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were all held captive in a basement. Bound by chains and a heavy-set man named, Ariel Castro. After kidnapping them between 2002-2004, the 53-year-old would rape the women on a regular basis – Berry even birthed a daughter with him – and torture them, however, that didn’t kill their spirits completely. With the help of a small exit and a man by the name of Charles Ramsey, Berry got the chance to escape, saving herself and the lives of her daughter, DeJesus and Knight. Depicting their experiences then-and-now, Berry and DeJesus has got together to create this piece … Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland.

Ariel Castro’s Ex-Neighbor Found Guilty Of Rape, Kidnapping & Murder

Looks like there’s something in the air in Cleveland because the people out there are NOT right one bit. The ex-neighbor of Ariel Castro, the man who kidnapped and brutally raped three females for ten years, has been found guilty on 298 counts of rape, kidnapping, and murder from crimes he committed in the 90s. Click below for the details.

Convicted Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead In His Prison Cell

Ariel Castro who was convicted of kidnapping three women for nearly a decade. He was sentenced to 1000 years in prison. It is reported that Castro committed suicide by hanging himself. More on this story as it develops.

(Video) You Won’t Believe Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro’s Psycho Testimony

As part of a plea deal with the DA to avoid the death penalty, Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro accepted 1000 years in prison. Before his sentence though, he gave one of the most sickening testimonies ever, claiming that him and the three ladies he kidnapped lived in “harmony” together. He goes on to say he has a sickness, similar to an addiction. This is a must see video. Check it out after the jump.

(Video) Cleveland, Ohio Kidnapp Victim Gives Heartfelt Speech During Ariel Castro’s Sentencing!

Michelle Knight was the last one of, Ariel Castro’s kidnap victims to speak out. Knight has now given a speech in open court about her feelings towards the man that has changed her life forever. As she spoke her words the tears feel from her face. Hit the jump and check it out.

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