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Can you imagine learning that one of your relatives did something this horrific?

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Castro Brothers Say They Knew Nothing About Ohio Kidnappings but Are Being Persecuted Nonetheless

by Julie Ryan Evans

Castro BrothersIn addition to the three women and child held captive and tortured in an Ohio House of Horrors, there may two others that were harmed by the actions of accused kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro -- his own brothers. Pedro and Onil Castro were originally detained along with him for their suspected involvement. Now, however, it seems they may have known nothing at all

The men -- who are currently in hiding along with other family members -- were released by police, and authorities say there's no evidence they had anything to do with the abduction or torture of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight. Despite that, however, their lives have been forever altered, and they've been the targets of much hate.

In an interview with CNN, which will air Monday, the men spoke about how they've had rocks thrown through the windows of their homes and have received death threats. They say they're not able to go home and believe that people will always suspect they had some involvement. Pedro said:

I couldn't never think of doing anything like that. If I knew that my brother was doing this ... I would not be, not -- in a minute, I would call the cops because that ain't right. But yeah, it's going to haunt me down because people going to think, yeah, Pedro got something to do with this and Pedro don't have nothing to do with this. If I knew, I would have reported it, brother or no brother.

It's heartbreaking on so many levels. First to realize that someone you share blood with could be such a sick, twisted individual, and you had no clue. But then to have people think you could have anything to do with it is just unimaginable. I feel for them, and hope that with time and perhaps more assurances from police that they had no involvement or knowledge that they can resume their lives as normally as is possible in the wake of this horrific crime.

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Can you imagine learning that one of your relatives did something this horrific?

by on May. 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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by on May. 13, 2013 at 6:28 PM

 I can't imagine. It's just something I can't  believe would happen in my family,in laws, etc.

I hope these people really didn't know what was going on but I find that hard to believe.

by on May. 13, 2013 at 6:33 PM

I feel badly for his family. They all seem to feel nothing but disgust for their brother, cousin, etc.

by AllieCat on May. 13, 2013 at 6:34 PM

No, I cannot imagine any such thing.

by AllieCat on May. 13, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Okay, wait............I take back my previous reply. 

I can imagine a family member being crazy enough to do just about any thing.

by Gold Member on May. 13, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Hard to imagine something/someone this sick could go unnoticed for so long but normal people wouldn't imagine this in their wildest imagination.     

by Silver Member on May. 13, 2013 at 7:06 PM

I have an in law who is very nice and yet..... I've seen some inappropriate behaviors around children. Like he will ask a child if he wants candy, the child said he should as his mom, this male adult then replied, "You don't have to tell your mom, it will be our secret." It could be innocent behavior, a few incedents like that have my neck hairs raised. 

by Platinum Member on May. 13, 2013 at 7:09 PM
I have a family member who can do stuff like this. He's scum and I wrote him off as family though. It sickens me that I share blood with him. I would care for a dirty stray cat before giving him a crumb and I don't even like cats.
by Ruby Member on May. 13, 2013 at 7:50 PM

And you feel no obligation to inform anyone?

Quoting mehamil1:

I have a cousin who's a sociopath and she takes care of old people. I'm just waiting for the news story to come out about her murdering a long string of elderly people along the east coast. 

by on May. 13, 2013 at 7:56 PM
Im a Genealogist, and have a few black sheep ancestors, one was charged with stealing a horse. Eventually was pardoned, but still nothing as sick as this.

Quoting meriana:

Doing genealogy I've always wanted to find and have been on the lookout for a "black sheep" but this...uh, that's way way way way too black. I feel sorry for any future genealogists of that family.

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by on May. 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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How sad for them. Hopefully the media will be as aggressive in helping them to clear their name as they were in initially reporting it.
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