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Ariel Castro Court VIDEO Shows Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus & Michele Knight Kidnapper Reprimanded by Judge For Closing Eyes

A Cleveland, Ohio judge reprimanded accused kidnapper Ariel Castro in court Wednesday after the 52-year-old failed to keep his eyes open when his charges were being read out loud.

By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStars on Jul 18, 2013 02:57 PM EDT
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A Cleveland, Ohio judge reprimanded accused kidnapper Ariel Castro in court Wednesday after the 52-year-old failed to keep his eyes open when his charges were being read out loud.

Castro is accused of kidnapping three women in Ohio and keeping them locked inside his home for a decade. During his most recent court appearance, the judge was frustrated that he struggled to keep his eyes open, and she repeatedly disciplined him for it. The former bus driver stood in court and pleaded not guilty on Wednesday on an expanded indictment charging him with 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape, among other crimes.

Castro has been jailed since his arrest on May 6 shortly after the women - Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight - escaped to freedom. He kept his head down during the brief court appearance, but the judge had to repeatedly ask Castro keep his eyes open to ensure he was awake and understood the charges.

"Mr. Castro would you please look at me, sir. Mr. Castro I need to make sure you understand what I'm saying, OK?" the judge said, but a second later Castro closed his eyes once more. "Can you open your eyes please."

The judge was about to read the charges, but had to pause once more to ask Castro to open his eyes again. She told him, "Sir, please keep your eyes open so I make sure you are listening to me and understanding what I am saying, OK?" to which Castro whispered, "I'll try."

The judge had to stop at least once more after that.

The new, 977-count indictment also charges Castro with seven counts of gross sexual imposition, six counts of felonious assault, three counts of child endangerment and one count of possessing criminal tools, according to The Telegraph.


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