|Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight|
|Kidnapper and Serial Rapist Ariel Castro|
DeJesus was 14 when Castro kidnapped her, Berry's was nearly 17 and Knight, who is disabled, was 21. All three were lured into his van and DeJesus was a friend of Castro's daughter, who has disowned him. Her mother died during the captivity period and was allegedly a victim of his domestic violence.
Berry has a daughter by Castro, who has asked to see her as part of his life-in-prison plea deal.
DeJesus was held captive for nine years, Berry 10 and Knight 11 years.
A next door neighbor, Charles Ramsey, who is Black and now dubbed a hero, said he heard women screaming at the home. He then broke in the house with another man and freed at least Berry who went with him to his home and called 911.
"'I heard this girl screaming and she's going nuts," Ramsey told reporters." I came to the front door and looked at her and she said my name is Amanda Berry, please get me out of the house. And she said that there were two more."