Ohio

Ohio Man Accused of Murder, Rape, Kidnapping Pleads Not Guilty

Indicted on 329 counts

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(CNN) -- An Ohio man accused of murder, rape and holding three women in a Cleveland house against their will pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.

Lawyers at an arraignment for Ariel Castro, 52, entered the plea on their client's behalf at his brief arraignment in a Cleveland courtroom after he was indicted last week on 329 counts.

Castro wore an orange jumpsuit, kept his head bowed and didn't speak. His attorneys told CNN affiliate WKYC in a recent exclusive interview that he had intended to make that plea.