The Castro family dark side is emerging now that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight have been rescued. Authorities are still sifting through the house where the three women were found, but suspect Ariel Castro’s son Anthony is opening up about the family, the home, and the horror that he never knew was hiding inside. The Daily Mail shared the latest details on May 8.
Ariel Castro, 52, was arrested along with his brothers Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50, after the women were rescued. While authorities are not detailing much about what the ladies went through over the past decade of captivity, Anthony Castro is piecing details together and it seems clear he is not planning to stick by his father’s side on this one. Anthony is sharing pictures and memories of padlocks on doors in the house, and surely more memories of things being off will surface as he thinks back over the past decade.
Reports indicate that there were chains found in the home, and that the women were restrained during much of their captivity. Anthony Castro says that there were places others were never allowed to go in the home and there were always padlocks on the garage, attic and basement doors. Police have also disclosed that there were multiple pregnancies between the three women during their captivity. While Amanda Berry did give birth to a daughter during her time in Castro’s home, apparently the women had multiple miscarriages due to being beaten or because of malnourishment.
Anthony Castro says his father has been a violent, controlling man for years. He adds that Ariel Castro almost beat Anthony’s mother to death after she had brain surgery in 1993. It seems Ariel and Anthony were not close over the years, but Anthony was at his father’s house just a couple of weeks ago. Anthony says he had no idea the three women were being held captive in the basement.
The extended family is shocked at the developing details emerging about the three women being held captive for so long, and most seemed to have no idea that the Castro family dark side had such deep evil hidden behind the closed doors. Anthony Castro says his father is the strongest of the three, and Onil and Pedro were alcoholics for many years. The three brothers have been close, but it seems they kept a distance from the rest of the extended family.
People across the country have been stunned by the details emerging on this case, as those in Ohio were vigilant for years hoping Amanda Berry and the other ladies would somehow return home. The details emerging about the Castro family dark side are likely only the tip of the iceberg, and people can only imagine what else will come out. Luckily the three women, and Amanda Berry’s young daughter, are all said to be healthy. The women are reuniting with family and have a great deal of support as they work to readjust to a regular life again.