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Ariel Castro gets life term in kidnapping of 3 women

Sylvia Colon, cousin of Gina DeJesus, speaks on behalf of DeJesus during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Sylvia Colon, cousin of Gina DeJesus, speaks on behalf of DeJesus during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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  • Ariel Castro, right, speaks during the sentencing phase as defense attorney Craig Weintraub watches Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.  Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • Michelle Knight speaks during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Knight was the first woman abducted Castro in 2002.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • Sheriff's deputies set in place a model of the house on Seymour Ave. where Ariel Castro held three women Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, Castro, a onetime school bus driver faces sentencing for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • Chains found in an upstairs bedroom at the Seymour Ave. house are shown on a television monitor during the sentencing phase of Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, Castro, a onetime school bus driver faces sentencing for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • Dr. Frank Ochberg testifies during the sentencing phase of the Ariel Castro trial Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, Castro, a onetime school bus driver faces sentencing for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • FILE -- Michelle Knight sits in the courtroom during a break in the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • A photograph of a motorcycle helmet is shown on a television monitor during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.  Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • A photo showing an alarm system set up on the inside of the front door at the Seymour Ave. house is shown on a television monitor during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, a onetime school bus driver faces sentencing for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • A photo of the stairs leading to the upper floor bedrooms is shown on a television monitor during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • Ariel Castro sits close to a model of the house on Seymour Ave. , where three women were held in the courtroom during the sentencing phase Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, Castro, a onetime school bus driver faces sentencing for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • A photo showing the basement where the women were chained to the pole at the Seymour Ave. house is shown on a television monitor during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.  Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • A close-up of a model of the house on Seymour Ave. where Ariel Castro held three women is displayed in court Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.  Castro, a onetime school bus driver faces sentencing for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • Beth Serrano, sister of Amanda Berry, speaks on behalf of Berry during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • Michelle Knight leaves the courtroom after the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.  Knight, 32, was the first woman abducted Castro in 2002.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • Ariel Castro leaves the courtroom after the sentencing phase Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade, was sentenced  to life without parole plus 1,000 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • A letter written by Ariel Castro is shown on a television monitor during the sentencing phase for Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • Chains found in a bedroom are shown during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • Ariel Castro, center, adjusts his glasses during the sentencing phase Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Defense attorney's Craig Weintraub, left, and Jaye Schlachet listen. Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • Workbook pages rest on a wall in the bedroom of Amanda Berry and her daughter are shown on a television monitor during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • Sylvia Colon, cousin of Gina DeJesus, speaks on behalf of DeJesus during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
  • A bedroom at the Seymour Ave. house is shown on a television monitor during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.  Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade and raping them repeatedly, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus 1,000 years.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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