Ohio kidnapper's son hopes crimes lead to changes
CLEVELAND (AP) - September 24, 2013 (WPVI) -- The son of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro says he hopes his father's life and death can lead to changes in handling sexual predators, domestic violence, mental illness and prison safety.
Anthony Castro writes in an Ohio Plain Dealer column published Sunday that "justice truly will have been served" if his father's horrific acts can prevent similar crimes.
Ariel Castro committed suicide in prison this month while beginning a life sentence for imprisoning three women in his home for a decade, repeatedly beating and raping them.
Anthony Castro writes that he was "horrified and disgusted" by his father's actions, "shell-shocked" by the ensuing media barrage and still angry when Castro killed himself.
He writes that he isn't going to hate his father, saying his punishment is between Castro "and his Maker."
ohio, kidnapping, national/world
- Parking dispute turns violent at Cherry Hill Mall
- Sunny and chilly
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Mutilated animal found in North Philadelphia 56 min ago
- Residents return following Bucks Co. hazmat
- Suspect SUV in deadly hit and run caught on camera
- Man, 22, dies after shooting in Chester
- Man seriously injured in crash on Roosevelt Blvd.
- Gunfire erupts on Delaware Ave. near SugarHouse Casino
- Malaysia jet may have turned back
- SEPTA trolley collides with taxi in West Philadelphia
- Man gets pinned under van in Logan crash
- Photos: $3.25M summer home in Ocean City, NJ