Originally posted on Hollywood Life:
Ariel Castro blamed everyone but himself for kidnapping, raping, and torturing his three victims, during his sentencing hearing today, August 1. Here, his shocking excuses in front of the judge and brave kidnapping victim, Michelle Knight.
Ariel Castro took to the stand at his August 1 sentencing to take his sentence and supposedly “apologize” for his actions — but did not seem to think he did much wrong. Though he pleaded guilty to 937 counts of rape, kidnapping, and murder, he made a point to deny his accountability and listed every excuse he could think of. The judge had a list just as long for Castro — a litany of sentencing charges and a sharp reality check.