Prosecutor McGinty on Castro: "This was one evil guy"

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CLEVELAND -- Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty says the demolition of Ariel Castro's house on Seymour Avenue is a testament to the strength and will to live of the three women who escaped it.

McGinty spoke as heavy equipment began to shred the house at 2207 Seymour Avenue reducing it to a pile of rubble in about an hour's time.

McGinty called the house a "secret prison of a psychopath" and of Castro said, "This was one evil guy."

Castro is serving a life prison term plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to more than 900 charges.

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were rescued on May 6 after being held for about a decade.

Michelle Knight returned to Seymour Avenue with yellow balloons for the demolition. She said the balloons were for those still missing who have not yet been found. The family of Gina DeJesus also was there for the demolition and cheered loudly along with the dozens more gathered on the street.


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