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Michelle Knight visits Seymour
Avenue, thanks neighbors

US News, by Becky Bratu

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Posted By:mark34, 8/2/2013 9:30:01 PM

Michelle Knight, one of the three women held captive by kidnapper Ariel Castro, visited the Cleveland street where she was imprisoned for more than a decade Friday and thanked the neighbors for their support. Knight, 32, showed up on Seymour Avenue around 10:30 a.m. accompanied by a man, Altagracia Tejeda, the neighbor across the street from Castro´s house, told NBC News. “She didn’t say a lot; she thanked us," Tejada said. (Snip) “I am not a violent person. I simply kept them there without them being able to leave,” Castro said.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Evocatus, 8/2/2013 11:26:55 PM     (No. 9455829)

Very classy!

Best wishes to the young ladies!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: msjena, 8/2/2013 11:46:27 PM     (No. 9455844)

I hope she is able to reconnect with her son. She was kidnapped the day before there was to be a court hearing determining whether she would get custody. Her son was 2 at the time. Very sad.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/3/2013 12:01:15 AM     (No. 9455859)

I firmly believe that when these women became a problem to him, that monster would not have hesitated to kill any of them.

I hope they can have a good life.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Shells, 8/3/2013 12:24:45 AM     (No. 9455871)

This story hurts me to my soul.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: southernboy, 8/3/2013 9:05:00 AM     (No. 9456209)

I really hope that, in prison, Castro gets to experience exactly what he did to these girls. Speaking of ‘what goes around comes around!’ They presently have him in isolation ´for his own protection.’ When they need that cell for someone more important and place him in general population his life should become much more interesting.

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