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Monsters Could Face Death Penalty in Cleveland ‘House of Horror’ Kidnappings

Posted on | May 8, 2013 | 21 Comments

Legal expert Ace of Spades* has consulted his esteemed colleague Allahpundit, as well as a guy on Twitter and it looks like, if Ariel Castro and/or his brothers did what they are reported to have done — inducing abortions in their pregnant victims through beatings — they could be eligible for the death penalty. Alternatively, cops could just announce that they’re turning these guys loose on bail at noon tomorrow, and let the citizens take care of the problem, IYKWIMAITYD.

“Well, I’m all broken up about that man’s rights.”

Cleveland kidnap suspects Ariel Castro, 52, Onil Castro, 50, and Pedro Castro, 54

Leaving aside fantasy scenarios of rough justice against these perps — the jailhouse guards could look the other way, let ’em get shivved by their cellmates, and save Ohio taxpayers the expense of a trial — there is the question of, who are these guys? The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an extensive account of the Castro brothers’ background: Their father was a modestly successful used-car dealer, who left an estate valued at more than $250,000 when he died in 2004, but divided up between his nine kids, that was barely $25,000 each.

The Castro family is mainly respectable, even if these three aren’t: Onil and Pedro are both alcoholics, and Ariel was brutally violent toward his ex-wife. Pedro drank himself out of a job and was collecting S.S.I. payments (“disability,” nudge, nudge) while Onil had been collecting workman’s comp for the past five years. Ariel was the only one of them working, that is until he got fired from his $19-an-hour school bus driver job in November. You can go read the whole thing at the Plain Dealer, but long story short is, these guys were sliding down a slope of downward mobility, coming from a family of enterpreneurs, but descending into a low-rent drunken deadbeat lifestyle. And then there was also this interesting bit of Castro family news:

The daughter of the prime suspect in the kidnapping case of three Cleveland women was jailed for 25 years in 2008 for the attempted murder of her 11-month-old baby, it was revealed today.
Emily Castro, 24, tried to slash her daughter Janyla’s throat in April 2007 after she broke up with the child’s father.
Court documents state that police were called to Emily’s home in Fort Wayne, Indiana — where she moved after she became pregnant — when a passerby saw a woman running out to the street with a bleeding baby in her arms.
The woman was Emily’s mother, Grimilda Figeroa, who told police that her daughter stabbed her own child.

So, yeah, a typical Christian conservative Tea Party family.

* Ace actually does have a law degree — J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of the Forest Moon of Endor.






  • 1bulwetweft

    “Alternatively, cops could just announce that they’re turning these guys loose on bail at noon tomorrow, and let the citizens take care of the problem, IYKWIMAITYD.”
    This bitter clinger lives about 100 miles away – just tell me when & where.
    I’d vote for some good old frontier justice for these sub-humans: Take them out in the field and nail their genitals to a stump. Give them a knife, aim a gun at their heads and count to six. Their choice. In this case, if one of them chose to use the knife, I’d yell “Six!” and shoot anyway.

  • DaveO

    Will the Castros get Zimmermann’d?

    This family sounds straight out of “The Fall of the House of Usher.”
    How many Hollywood script writers are busy banging out a straight-to-DVD/Lifetime script? Will they need a consultant?

  • TC_LeatherPenguin

    An asterisk Full of Win!

  • Bob Belvedere

    More like: summa cum pudding.

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  • Cahoots

    The death penalty is far too good for them

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Wouldn’t break my heart if they got the death penalty, but a life in prison works too. They are monsters.

  • Quartermaster

    I doubt much would happen to them if you let them go. Cleveland is the most Libtard part of the state. Even Columbus is more conservative.

  • ReaganiteRepublican

    Boil them in oil

  • Larry Kelly

    The”safety net” liberals speak so highly of caught and kept the Castro brothers living on taxpayer money. Hardly Tea Party, rather the famed 47% moochers.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Can we get these three stooges, together with Jodi Arias, and send them free diving to see Bin Laden?

  • Matthew W

    The victims and their families get the three naked jamokes in a locked room and a waffle iron.

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  • WarEagle82

    Remember when our guys came home from Nam and the leftists screamed “baby killer!” at them? The worst thing they could think to say was that our troops were “baby killers.”

    Funny how the “baby killers” and “cop killers” and “domestic terrorists” are now the heroes of the left. When these sick, leftist morons will start telling us this wasn’t “kidnapping kidnapping” or “rape rape” or “murder murder.”

    How long before they start the legal defense fund for the newest members of their newest pantheon progressive heroes?

  • sheryl

    The death penalty is too easy for them. I prefer they are tied up, gagged, and butt F’ked for ten years.

  • Dak

    hahaha… So, yeah, a typical Christian conservative Tea Party family. I love the conclusion.

  • Rob Crawford

    Castros and Tsarnaevs — brought to you by the dole!

  • Rob Crawford

    The left has since moved on to considering baby-killing the most important right imaginable.

  • Rob Crawford

    Have at it.

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