Prosecutor will seek murder charges for terminated pregnancies in kidnap case
An Ohio prosecutor vowed Thursday to pursue murder charges against the Cleveland kidnapping suspect for terminating the pregnancies of the women he is accused of holding captive for a decade.
The prosecutor, Timothy McGinty of Cuyahoga County, also said that he would consider seeking the death penalty.
Meanwhile, new details about a confession the suspect, Ariel Castro, made to police were revealed, including that he admitted that he was a sex addict and “cold blooded,” reported WKYC, Cleveland's NBC affiliate. Also, in a suicide note he wrote in 2004 Castro blamed the girls for their abductions.
Castro is already charged with four counts of kidnapping — three for the women he is accused of abducting and one for a baby that one of the women bore in captivity.The details of the Gosnell and Castro cases, especially with regard to the total disregard for life, are simply horrific. I think it's more than a coincidence that two very high-profile, macabre stories in the news recently have involved the murdering of unborn children. If abortion is okay, if Obama celebrates it, why pursue murder charges for the termination of a pregnancy?