May 10, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 110

Police: Ohio captive suffered 5 miscarriages

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday they may seek the death penalty against Ariel Castro, the man accused of imprisoning three women at his home for a decade, as police charged that he impregnated one of his captives at least five times and made her miscarry by starving her and punching her in the belly.

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Law enforcement officials gather evidence at the crime scene where three women were held captive in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, May 9, 2013. Ariel Castro, a 52-year-old former school bus driver, is being held on $8 million bail under a suicide watch in jail, where he is charged with rape and kidnapping for allegedly abducting three women and holding them captive in his home for a decade.

The horrific allegations were contained in a police report that also said another one of the women, Amanda Berry, was forced to give birth in a plastic kiddie pool.

Cuyahoga County prosecutor Timothy McGinty said his office will decide whether to bring aggravated murder charges pun...