Criminal Justice

Ariel Castro Pleads Not Guilty to 329 Counts of Rape, Torture, Kidnapping, Murder

Three women were allegedly held in his home for nearly a decade


Ariel Castro, the Ohio man accused of keeping three kidnapped women captive in his home for a decade, pleaded not guilty today to 329 counts of rape, torture and murder.

A bearded Castro remained silent during his first court appearance since his arrest in May, keeping his head down during a brief appearance in which his attorneys entered a plea for him.