Accused Cleveland kidnapper to make court appearance
CLEVELAND — The man accused of kidnapping, raping and holding three Cleveland women captive for a decade is expected to face a judge Wednesday morning for a pretrial hearing.
Ariel Castro faces 329 charges including multiple accounts of aggravated murder, rape and kidnapping.
Castro is accused of abducting 32-year-old Michelle Knight in 2002, 27-year-old Amanda Berry in 2003 and 23-year-old Gina De Jesus.
Castro's trial is set to begin August 5.