Castro 'cocky' during police interview: sources

ninemsn staff
7:26am May 11, 2013
May 11, 2013: One of the women rescued after spending a decade held captive in a Cleveland home has been released from hospital while prosecutors consider the death penalty for Castro.

The man accused of the abduction and rape of three young Ohio women described himself as "cold-blooded" and said he could not control his impulses, according to reports.

Ariel Castro was reportedly cocky during the interview and said he only regretted getting caught, not the crimes of which he was accused, WKYC reports.

The abductions of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were not planned but were crimes of opportunity, police sources told the TV station.

Find out the latest on the Cleveland abductions case here

Castro believed he would be caught eventually because he had not made an "exit plan", but did not think it would be so soon.

Sources revealed Castro tried to control the police interrogation like he controlled the women allegedly held captive in his home for about a decade.

May 10, 2013: Ariel Castro looked at the floor for nearly the entire proceeding as the court read out his charges.

It has also been revealed that police have been to Castro's house several times in the past ten years but did not discover his alleged hostages.

Cleveland Police came to his door in 2004 after Castro, a school bus driver, left a child in the bus.

The next year a Cuyahoga County Sheriff's deputy went to his house three times in an attempt to deliver a court summons.

Ohio attorney-general Mike DeWine has now confirmed that Castro was the father of the child born to Ms Berry, now 27.

"The Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) received a sample of Castro's DNA late yesterday afternoon, and forensic scientists worked throughout the night to confirm that Castro is the father of the six-year-old girl," Mr DeWine said in a statement.

Castro's brothers Onil and Pedro have also been taken into police custody.

May 10, 2013: Ariel Castro covered his face and was confronted by a reporter as police lead him from the police station to the court hearing.

Author: Nick Pearson.

Sources: WKYC, Ohio attorney-general's office.

Onil Castro, left, Pedro Castro, center, and Ariel Castro, right, wait for their arraignment at Cleveland Municipal Court. (AAP)
Onil Castro, left, Pedro Castro, center, and Ariel Castro, right, wait for their arraignment at Cleveland Municipal Court. (AAP)
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