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Castro brothers: They MUST have known some thing..........right?

Posted by on May. 12, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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Pedro Castro: ‘If I knew, I would have reported it—brother or no brother’

By  | The Lookout – 7 hrs ago

The brothers of accused kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro have broken their public silence, giving CNN what's billed as an exclusive sit-down interview about the case.

Pedro, 54, and Onil Casto, 50, told CNN's Martin Savidge that they had no knowledge of their 52-year-old brother's alleged crimes.

"It’s going to haunt me down because people going to think, 'Yeah, Pedro got something to do with this,'" Pedro Castro said in an excerpt from the interview released Sunday. "And Pedro don’t have nothing to do with this. If I knew, I would have reported it—brother or no brother.”

The full interview with the brothers will air Monday, one week after three women—Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus—were freed from Ariel Castro's west Cleveland home where they were beaten and raped over a decade of captivity, police say. Berry's six-year-old daughter, who police say was fathered by Ariel Castro, was also rescued.

The women had several miscarriages during their captivity, police said. 

“I can’t explain the pain and suffering these women went through for so many years,” Pedro said during the interview, which will also be broadcast on CNN en Español on Monday.

“I am very hurt by what has happened and I want the families to know this,” Onil Castro said. “I had nothing to do with this.”

All three brothers were arrested on Monday. Pedro and Onil were questioned and held on on outstanding misdemeanors. They were released on Thursday. Ariel Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. He is being held on $8 million bail and is currently on suicide watch.

In 2012, as excavating crews dug through an empty lot in the neighborhood looking for Berry's remains, Pedro Castro told a local news crew that the search for the missing girl was "a waste of money."


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momtoscott
by Gold Member on May. 12, 2013 at 5:07 PM

I would be shocked if they knew nothing.    

MrsImperfect
by Bronze Member on May. 12, 2013 at 5:15 PM
His kids didnt know anything. Neither did the neighbors. Or anyone else for that matter.
EireLass
by Ruby Member on May. 12, 2013 at 5:16 PM

The neighbors didn't know, and they lived just feet away.

Luv.My.Kidz
by on May. 12, 2013 at 5:19 PM

There are a lot of things you don't know about your relatives. There are things that people hide all the time. Neighbors, Castro's kids, etc didn't know anything and they either cooked out with Castro, went into the house, etc on a regular basis. 

To assume that the brother's knew anything is kinda like saying the neighborhood knew also. If that's the case everyone in that neighborhood needs to be tried and convicted for obstruction of an investigation.

Piskie
by Bronze Member on May. 12, 2013 at 5:19 PM
You hear a noise in the basement, they say they've had some wild animals..... Simple. No one thinks someone they know and love would keep people in a basement....
I wouldn't be surprised if they did know anything.... No one else did.
FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 12, 2013 at 5:21 PM

I also will not find myself surprised if these men truly were not aware of the horrific life their brother was leading.

But many will always believe they knew and never said any thing.  

The death threats and such they are getting..........those people need help.  

kaylasmom22
by Bronze Member on May. 12, 2013 at 5:28 PM
Im not shocked they knew nothing. My cousin has a 5 month old baby and everyone found out the day she gave birth. Not one person (in a 5 people household) knew she was pregnant.
gludwig2000
by Gina on May. 12, 2013 at 5:29 PM
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Well, if they were in on it, I'm sure these young women will testify to that.
jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on May. 12, 2013 at 5:58 PM

It seems he had very elaborate rituals and rules for leaving his house for very long and letting people in it.  Folks probably just thought he was a little odd.

Yes, I think it's very possible that nobody knew, and oddities could be explained away.  It's got to be horrifying for his family and neighbors to finally realize what was going on.

EireLass
by Ruby Member on May. 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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My sister-in-law. She got pregnant when she was 20-ish. She also lived at home. She called her parents from the hospital to tell them they were Grandparents!!! My brother married her when the girl was a tot.

Quoting kaylasmom22:

Im not shocked they knew nothing. My cousin has a 5 month old baby and everyone found out the day she gave birth. Not one person (in a 5 people household) knew she was pregnant.


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