CLEVELAND -- The defense team for Ariel Castro has requested that no evidence be presented at today's sentencing hearing.
Attorney Craig Weintraub repeatedly said in opening statements that Castro has admitted his role in the crimes and there is no need to create a spectacle by displaying evidence.
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Weintraub added that Castro's punishment of life behind bars without parole, plus 1,000 years is sufficient punishment enough.
Weintraub also said it was never their goal to re-victimize these women.
Moments later, Ariel Castro offered up an apology before he asked if he should be making his statement later.
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Prosecutors argued that it was appropriate to present evidence to show the world of Castro's actions.
The judge said the court will consider what's relevant.