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5:11 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Castro Fathered Berry's Child

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says DNA tests confirm 52-year-old alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of Amanda Berry's 6-year-old daughter.

Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight were rescued from Castro's Cleveland home on Monday, roughly a decade after they were kidnapped separately. DeWine says while the DNA did not initially connect Castro with any other unsolved crimes in the state's database, further testing continues.


DeWine says he thinks Castro may be charged with additional crimes in the future. He's being held on 8 million dollars bond. Cuayhoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty says he is considering pursuing the death penalty in the case.


Meanwhile, Castro's friends and relatives continue to speak out. Friend Ricky Sanchez says he visited Castro's house several times to jam with his fellow musician, but says last week he heard strange noises inside.


Sanchez says Castro blamed the noise on his dogs. His suspicions were raised further when he went to leave Castro's house and saw five locks on the door.


Castro's daughter Angie Gregg, tells CNN she's horrified by the charges against him and she has no desire to have a relationship with him anymore.


Gregg says some of her father's odd behavior over the years is finally starting to make sense.


Speaking through an interpreter, Castro's mother Lillian Rodriguez says she has nothing to do with her son's alleged actions.


The FBI says it did not recover human remains in its search of Castro's home. Spokesperson Vicki Anderson says investigators have for now concluded their search.