Seldom does a daughter use such harsh words to describe her own father.
Ariel Castro's daughter called him "the most evil, vile, demonic criminal" she ever heard of during a CNN exclusive interview Thursday.
"He is dead to me," Angie Gregg said of the father police say kidnapped, held captive, raped and beat three young women in Cleveland for about a decade.
She had known her "daddy" as a "friendly, caring, doting man."
Gina DeJesus' family calls her return a miracle. She was missing for nine years, but they say she's now in great spirits. Her aunt Sandra Ruiz and cousin Sylvia Colon talk with Anderson Cooper about their family's strength and joy.
CNN's Gary Tuchman talks to a man who believes he saw Gina DeJesus on the day she was kidnapped in 2004. Eric Poindexter says a car cut him off and swerved into a parking lot, heading in the direction of the young girl he thinks was DeJesus. Poindexter and his brother immediately told police what they saw when reports emerged about a missing teen who was last seen in that area. He remembers law enforcement didn't want to talk to them or view their information as credible.
It’s been over two years since the violence in Syria started, launching the country into a civil war between a government and its own people. An estimated 80,000 people have been killed in Syria since March 2011, according to the U.N., which adopted its fifth non-binding resolution related to the crisis on Wednesday, calling for a political transition in Damascus and condemning the government's use of heavy weapons.
Throughout the conflict, AC360 has spoken to Syrian activist Zaidoun al Zoabi for regular updates and accounts of the regime’s brutality. Zaidoun, whose father was a member of Syrian parliament, never shied away from using his real name, saying this revolution has enabled him to hear his voice for the first time. His activism led to his and his younger brother’s arrest last December. The Syrian secret police took them to a notorious facility known for torture. Zaidoun was released less than a month later. He later spoke with Anderson saying it was a “factory for madness and death.” His brother was never set free.
The prosecutor may pursue murder charges against Ariel Castro for the pregnancies he allegedly terminated illegally. CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin analyzes the case against Castro.
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