According to disclosed information, Arial Castro, main suspect in the kidnapping of three women in Cleveland, is a man with two faces: on the one hand, lover of music, automobiles and pets, and in the other, a violent man.
In 2005, his former wife Grimelda Figueroa, who died last year, reported having experienced violence that sometimes led to a broken nose and ribs, dislocated shoulder and a blood clot in the brain, in addition she revealed to a family court that Castro “frequently kidnaps” the couple’s two daughters, Emily and Arlene “and keeps them away from their mother”.
Castro, a Puerto Rican man, who had a waving flag of his country on the porch of his house , is part of a family that emigrated from the Caribbean island to Cleveland, after the second world war.
According to neighbors, the reputation of Castro in the neighborhood was good.”I’ve lived here for a year. We have had barbecues together. We ate ribs with salsa music as background”, said Charles Ramsey during an interview, who helped Amanda Berry to escape.
Anthony Castro, son of Grimelda and Ariel, who is currently working as a banker in Cincinnati told the British newspaper Daily Mail that her mother left the house with three children in 1996 after years of abuse. “I also was hit”, he said.
Ariel Castro, drove school buses for 22 years, and committed several infractions like the one in 2004 when he left alone a disabled child while looking for a Burger, until he was dismissed in November of 2012.