Lawyer: Cleveland Kidnap Suspect to Plead Not Guilty

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CLEVELAND (AP) - The defense team for the Cleveland man accused of keeping three women in captivity for about a decade says the suspect will plead not guilty and questions if he can receive a fair trial anywhere.

Craig Weintraub told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he and a fellow defense attorney will struggle with the issue of where suspect Ariel Castro might receive a fair trial.

Weintraub said Castro is despondent in his jail cell but thinks people believe he's got it too good under the circumstances.

Weintraub said his client loves his 6-year-old daughter born to one of the alleged kidnap victims, and said Castro's affection for the girl may seem irrational to some.

Castro's defense comments were first reported by WKYC-TV.



 
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