Cleveland’s ‘house of horrors’ comes down

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Demolition is under way on the Cleveland house where three women were held captive for more than a decade.

Onlookers cheered and clapped as the work began today. The house is being torn down as part of a deal that spared its owner, Ariel Castro, a possible death sentence.

He was sentenced last week to life in prison plus 1,000 years. Prosecutors say Castro cried when he signed over the house deed and spoke of what he called his “many happy memories” there with the women. The women escaped May 6 when one of them broke part of a door and yelled for help.

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