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Ariel Castro admitted to kidnapping, raping, and holding three women against for will for more than 10 years

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Video: Timeline: Ariel Castro's finale after decades-long drama

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Crime & Punishment: Castro Sentenced

The Evidence: Prosecutor's Case Photos (PDF)

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Turning the Tables: Castro hears from survivors in court

Castro Speaks: “I’m not a monster”

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Photos: Castro evidence

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Photos: Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry come home

Photos: Ariel Castro in court

Photos: Decade in isolation

The house: Photos show backyard at Castro’s house

The deal:  Castro’s plea agreement

Son speaks: Ariel Castro's son says dad's punishment fits

Enjoying freedom: Amanda Berry makes surprise public appearance

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CLEVELAND -- Thursday is the last time Ariel Castro is scheduled to walk into a courtroom.

After he's sentenced for his crimes, he's never leaving prison again.

The sentencing hearing is set to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday in Cuyahoga County Commom Pleas Judge Michael Russo's courtroom.

Read what the prosecutor will say at sentencing 

For Judgement Day, prosecutors are expected to present a show-and-tell of evidence from the crime scene, as well as expert testimony about how Castro's victims coped with the horrors.

Castro is likely to take his opportunity to speak in the front of the court.

Sources say it's unlikely, but his victims Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus may address the courtroom as well.

Judgment for Ariel Castro is the final piece in a decade long drama for three women, their families and greater Cleveland community.

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