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As He's Sentenced To Life Without Parole, Ariel Castro Declares He's 'Not A Monster' -- So, How Does He Explain This?

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Aug. 1 2013, Published 11:28 a.m. ET

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Ariel Castro in court

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Ariel Castro, 53, listens to his attorney Craig Weintraub during Castro's sentencing on kidnapping, rape and murder in Cleveland, Ohio August 1, 2013.

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Ariel Castro in court

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Ariel Castro, 53, listens to his attorney Craig Weintraub during Castro's sentencing on kidnapping, rape and murder in Cleveland, Ohio August 1, 2013.

Ariel Castro in court

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Ariel Castro, 53, listens to his attorney Craig Weintraub during Castro's sentencing on kidnapping, rape and murder in Cleveland, Ohio August 1, 2013.

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Ariel Castro in court

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A model of the home of Ariel Castro is displayed in the court room during the sentencing of Castro on charges including rape, kidnapping and murder in Cleveland, Ohio August 1, 2013

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Ariel Castro in court

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A model of the home of Ariel Castro is displayed in the court room during the sentencing of Castro on charges including rape, kidnapping and murder in Cleveland, Ohio August 1, 2013

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Ariel Castro's home

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Source: CNN

Chains used to hold Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus captive.

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Ariel Castro's home

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Chains in the hallway.

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Ariel Castro's home

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Chains in the hallway.

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Ariel Castro's home

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A motorcycle helmet that the girls were forced to wear while Ariel Castro tortured them.

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Ariel Castro's home

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Ariel Castro's home

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The house of horrors where Ariel Castro kept Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.

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Ariel Castro's home

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The house of horrors where Ariel Castro kept Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.

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Ariel Castro's home

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Shocking images of Ariel Castro's home where he held the three women captive.

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Ariel Castro's home

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Shocking images of Ariel Castro's home where he held the three women captive.

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Ariel Castro's home

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Inside Ariel Castro's home where Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were held for years.

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Ariel Castro's home

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Inside Ariel Castro's home where Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were held for years.

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Ariel Castro's home

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Chains that were used by Ariel Castro to hold the three women.

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Ariel Castro's home

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Chains that were used by Ariel Castro to hold the three women.

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Ariel Castro's attorney Craig Weintraub

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Ariel Castro's attorney Craig Weintraub holds an emergency room photo of Michelle Knight that was taken on the day of her escape.

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Michelle Knight

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A photo of Michelle Knight that was taken on the day of her escape.

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Gina DeJesus

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Gina DeJesus after being rescued.

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Gina DeJesus

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Gina DeJesus after being rescued.

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Amanda Berry

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Amanda Berry after being rescued.

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Amanda Berry

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Amanda Berry after being rescued.

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Judge Michael J. Russo

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Judge Michael J. Russo during the sentencing of accused kidnapper Ariel Castro at a court hearing in Cleveland, Ohio August 1, 2013.

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Michelle Knight

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Michelle Knight reads statements while supported by her attorney (L) and friend as her accused assailant Ariel Castro (R) sits in the courtroom during Castros sentencing of kidnapping, rape and murder in Cleveland, Ohio August 1, 2013.

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Michelle Knight

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Michelle Knight, one of the three kidnapped women, reads her statements during the sentencing of her accused kidnapper Ariel Castro at a court hearing in Cleveland, Ohio August 1, 2013.

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Michelle Knight

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Michelle Knight, one of the three kidnapped women, reads her statements during the sentencing of her accused kidnapper Ariel Castro at a court hearing in Cleveland, Ohio August 1, 2013.

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