Cousin of Ariel Castro gives perspective on Casto's death - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Cousin of Ariel Castro gives perspective on Casto's death

19 Action News reporter Dan DeRoos talked with first cousin of Ariel Castro about his death 19 Action News reporter Dan DeRoos talked with first cousin of Ariel Castro about his death

Her name is Maria Castro Montes, first cousin to Ariel Castro.  She found out about Ariel's suicide after a text message just after midnight, and then turned on 19 Action News.

"I cried a little bit, it wasn't for him. I did all my crying 4 months ago. You know I cried for those girls, you know the three victims and just kind wondering if they knew, what they thought,how they felt," Montes tells 19 Action News reporter Dan DeRoos.

For Castro it was the easy way out. For his family, it brings the pain and focus of it all back.

"I certainly hope that we can finally close the chapter this move no. You know the ironic thing is that everything kind of died down from before," Montes said.  

Then, there is Castro's mother to consider. We know that while Castro was locked up in the Cleveland Justice Center that she visited him on several occasions.

"She's his mother no matter how you slice it and a mother's love, I think often than not is unconditional it has to be.  Can't even begin to imagine what she's feeling and I just hope this doesn't kill her," Montes added. 

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

special

CONNECT WITH US

Updated:

Connect with Cleveland 19! More>>

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    FBI, investigators assist in search for missing autistic teenager

    FBI, investigators assist in search for missing autistic teenager

    Saturday, February 17 2018 12:46 PM EST2018-02-17 17:46:31 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 1:49 PM EST2018-02-18 18:49:21 GMT

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies are in Mississippi County helping to search for a missing 18-year-old special needs autistic student as law enforcement continues to follow up leads on the whereabouts of the student. 

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies are in Mississippi County helping to search for a missing 18-year-old special needs autistic student as law enforcement continues to follow up leads on the whereabouts of the student. 

  • Doggett and Baughn to represent Jonesboro at Miss Arkansas

    Doggett and Baughn to represent Jonesboro at Miss Arkansas

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:46 AM EST2018-02-18 05:46:15 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 1:03 PM EST2018-02-18 18:03:56 GMT
    Emily Doggett smiles and waves after being crowned Miss Greater Jonesboro 2018. (Source: KAIT-TV)Emily Doggett smiles and waves after being crowned Miss Greater Jonesboro 2018. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Arkansas State University student Emily Doggett is crowned Miss Greater Jonesboro 2018 and Jonesboro High School's Izzy Baughn is chosen Miss Greater Jonesboro Outstanding Teen 2018. 

    Arkansas State University student Emily Doggett is crowned Miss Greater Jonesboro 2018 and Jonesboro High School's Izzy Baughn is chosen Miss Greater Jonesboro Outstanding Teen 2018. 

  • Slideshow: Craighead Co. Feb. 18-24 mug shots

    Slideshow: Craighead Co. Feb. 18-24 mug shots

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:47 PM EST2018-02-18 17:47:54 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 1:00 PM EST2018-02-18 18:00:10 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

Powered by Frankly