Three Captive Women Speak Out, Thank Community
The three women, held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade are thanking the public for their support. It came in a YouTube video released at midnight Monday (June 9).
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight broke their public silence, saying the encouragement of family, friends and the public has enabled them to restart their lives.
Speaking the least, Gina DeJesus was joined by her parents - who expressed their support to the community.
You may here the entire statement by clicking the above. Berry speaks first, Knight last.
Former bus driver Ariel Castro has pleaded not guilty to a 329-count indictment alleging he kidnapped the women off the streets between 2002 and 2004 and held them captive in his two-story home.
He fathered a 6-year-old daughter with Berry and is accused of starving and punching Knight, causing her to miscarry. He was arrested May 6, shortly after Berry broke through a door at the home and yelled to neighbors for help