November 5th, 2013
12:58 AM ET

Dr. Phil on why Michelle Knight was known as "the unbreakable one"

Cleveland kidnapping survivor Michelle Knight is sharing her story about the 11 years she was held prisoner and tortured by Ariel Castro. She told Dr. Phil McGraw that when she was first abducted Castro tied her up "like a fish." Anderson spoke to Dr. Phil at length about his conversation with Knight. He says, "It is astounding to me she had the strength that she did."
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September 5th, 2013
01:10 PM ET

Prosecutor: ‘A coward’s way out’

CNN’s Martin Savidge talks exclusively to Ariel Castro’s family after he allegedly hanged himself in his prison cell.

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August 2nd, 2013
10:34 PM ET

Ariel Castro's former sister-in-law speaks out

At his sentencing hearing, Ariel Castro shared his twisted version of reality, making outrageous remarks about the three young women he imprisoned and tortured for a decade. What he said about his former common-law wife, Grimilda Figueroa, was equally stunning. She died last year. Tonight Anderson spoke with her sister, Elida Caraballo.

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August 1st, 2013
10:46 PM ET

Ariel Castro's final act

It was a shocking final act for a man who committed unthinkable atrocities. In court today, Ariel Castro outlined his delusional justifications for his crimes minutes before a judge sentenced him to life in prison plus 1,000 years. One of the most powerful moments came when Michelle Knight, one of Castro’s victims, took the floor and addressed her captor. CNN's Pam Brown looks at today’s extraordinary hearing.

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August 1st, 2013
10:42 PM ET

Ariel Castro's state of mind

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight had to endure a decade as Ariel Castro's prisoners.  Today the world got a small glimpse of the man who pleaded guilty to committing horrific acts against them.  Castro told the court he’s not a monster but that’s exactly the impression many people took away.  Anderson discussed Castro's mental state with former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole and Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of HLN's Dr. Drew on Call.

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August 1st, 2013
10:39 PM ET

Inside the Castro sentencing

Ariel Castro is heading to prison for life plus 1,000 years. Before he was led away, Castro used his one opportunity to address the court to offer a delusional account of his crimes. Anderson discusses Castro’s stunning statements with Senior Legal Analyst and Former Federal Prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin; Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Geragos; Former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole; and Dr Drew Pinsky, host of HLN's Dr. Drew on Call.

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August 1st, 2013
10:32 PM ET

Life after Ariel Castro

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight are making the difficult transition from a life controlled in every way by Ariel Castro, to one of freedom. Ed Smart is one of the few people who have any idea what this process is like. Anderson spoke with Smart about his daughter’s recovery after spending nine months in captivity. They were joined by family psychologist Rebecca Bailey, who has counseled kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard.

To help educate and empower kids, Ed Smart recommends checking out http://www.radkids.org.

Michelle Knight showed unimaginable bravery, not just speaking in court today, but sitting through Ariel Castro's entire tirade.  Tonight, Ed Smart told Anderson about the moment his daughter faced her accuser in court.

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August 1st, 2013
10:28 PM ET

Castro's neighbors look to move forward

Ariel Castro is being sent away to prison for life, but the community he left behind is grappling with the pain he caused.  The house where Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight were imprisoned is now an unwanted symbol of Castro's atrocities.  360's Randi Kaye takes a look at how this neighborhood plans to move forward.

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July 31st, 2013
10:07 PM ET

Ariel Castro to face his victim

The man who held three young women hostage for a decade in his Cleveland home is set to speak.  Ariel Castro is expected to address the court at his sentencing tomorrow.  He pleaded guilty to more than 900 counts.  A plea deal took the death penalty off the table, but he will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.  CNN's Pam Brown takes a closer look at what to expect from tomorrow's hearing, including potentially dramatic testimony from one of the freed captives.

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July 9th, 2013
11:52 PM ET

Cleveland kidnap victims give thanks

The three young women, held captive for years, speak out for the first time since their rescue. Pamela Brown reports.