The conditions of the three young women, who were kidnapped for more than 10 years, has been described as similar to an inmate in a war camp, since they suffer from severe malnutrition and require long-term therapy.
Hearing loss and muscle damage of joints are some of the lesions that Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight have, two of the three women kidnapped for more than ten years in a house in Cleveland, due to the constant abuses to which they were subjected by Ariel Castro.
According to two sources close to the case, who asked not to be identified, both were in worse condition than Amanda Berry, because Castro was better to Berry, and pointed out that the women were retained with chains and duct tape in “stress positions”, which caused them scars and other injuries.
“One of the girls has difficulties to move his head by having been chained”, added the sources, who in turn reported that all the doors were closed with a padlock and that in the bedroom they had just a mattress on the floor.
Michelle Knight told the authorities that during captivity she became pregnant at least five times, but Castro beat her in the abdomen to cause abortions.
Meanwhile, Ariel Castro, will be declared “not guilty of all these charges”. Thus stated it by his lawyer Craig Weintraub, who questioned the media, because he said that they presented Castro as a ‘monster’. “That’s not the impression I had when I met with him for three hours,” said Weintraub and added that Castro has not admitted before him either kidnapping or raping those women.