Justice for Castro's Victims
We, the undersigned, urge Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty to charge Ariel Castro with fetal homicide in the deaths of several unborn children during the abduction of three women. The Ohio Fetal Homicide Law (ORC 2903.01) reads, “No person shall purposely, and with prior calculation and design, cause the death of another or the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy.” One of the three women, Michelle Knight, has told investigators that Castro impregnated her at least five times and that he starved her and punched her repeatedly in the stomach to force her to miscarry, according to a Cleveland police report. Castro needs to be charged with murder in the deaths of these unborn children. What happened to Ms. Knight is the worst kind of domestic violence. She and her unborn children deserve justice.