CLEVELAND - The man accused of holding three Cleveland women captive for a decade will plead not guilty to nearly 1,000 charges in court Wednesday, said defense attorney Jaye Schlachet.
Last week, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office filed a 977-count superceding indictment against Ariel Castro.
Castro was charged with two counts of aggravated murder, 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape against Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and her daughter.
Castro will be arraigned July 17 on the new indictment.
The case will remain assigned to Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Russo. The trial is set to begin on Aug. 5.
A local woman remembers her own ordeal after watching Michelle Knight speak on a national TV program.
Cleveland-area residents reacted to Michelle Knight's first interview since she escaped from Ariel Castro's home, where she was held in captivity for 11 years.
Michelle Knight, who was held captive by Ariel Castro for 11 years, revealed details of what happened to her inside the convicted rapist and kidnapper's home in a national TV interview with Dr. Phil Tuesday.
An Ohio prison guard has resigned after an investigation about falsification of logs documenting checks on a death row inmate who later committed suicide.
Ohio's prison system has faced a glut of bad news in recent months, from inmate suicides to four homicides in a single prison in about a year, but long-term population growth trends are causing officials the most headaches.
Mary Jordan, a reporter for the Washington Post, will write a book for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus about the horrors that happened inside the house on Seymour Avenue.
There are 238 sex offenders who live within a two-mile radius of the former home of late convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro, according to a public records search.
The warden will move from Correctional Reception Center south of Columbus to the same job at Madison Correctional Institution.
An Ohio bill to provide cash reparations and other assistance to the three women held captive in a Cleveland home passed the House Wednesday.