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Cable Nets Captivated as Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Speaks at Ariel Castro Sentencing

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years on two counts of aggravated murder this afternoon. The hearing has been followed closely throughout the day by the cable news networks, with Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and HLN all broadcasting the courtroom proceedings continuously from 11am-2pmET.

One of the more dramatic moments in the hearing came in the noon hour, when kidnapping victim Michelle Knight addressed the court. “I spent eleven years in hell, where your hell is just beginning,” she told Castro. “You deserve to spend life in prison.” Watch her statement, via Fox News, below:


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