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CLEVELAND -- 9 a.m. -- the moment it all begins.

Ariel Castro's terror-filled saga comes to a close as the admitted Cleveland kidnapper is formally sentenced.

WKYC will carry live anchored coverage on Channel 3 throughout the hearing's duration.

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Here on WKYC.com, we will be streaming raw, uncensored footage of the hearing in its entirety. Warning: This content may be graphic/explicit at times.

The sentencing hearing is expected to last hours.

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We will want to know your thoughts throughout the sentencing hearing, so join the discussion with us on Twitter @wkyc using #ArielCastro or on our Facebook page. We might use your comment on the air.

What can you expect at Castro's hearing?

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Details surrounding the infamous case will be revealed for the first time along with expert testimony.

Castro is also expected to speak. His sister says it will be a lengthy statement that will show another side of him.

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Although it's not confirmed if any of Castro's three victims will be in the court, CNN is reporting Michelle Knight is expected to attend the hearing.

WKYC's Stephanie Coueignoux was in the courtroom before 8 a.m. and noticed four seats reserved for witnesses.

A model version of the Seymour Avenue home will also be used in the hearing.

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Last week, Castro pleaded guilty to more than 900 counts against him in the case of Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus -- three women he kidnapped and held captive in his Seymour Avenue home for years.

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As part of his plea agreement, Castro will be spared the death penalty. Instead, he faces life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, plus 1,000 years.

Castro was arrested in May shortly after Berry escaped the home and called for help.

The Seymour Avenue home where the terror took place will be demolished soon.

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