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Castro to face sentencing in Cleveland kidnapping

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After pleading guilty last week in order to escape the death penalty, today Ariel Castro will learn how much time he'll spend behind bars.

His sentence is expected to be lengthy – life plus 1,000 years – for holding three young Cleveland women captive for about a decade.

Overnight, prosecutors released new details of the victims' ordeal in a memo before sentencing. Amanda Berry, Gina Dejesus and Michelle Knight were chained in their rooms, given access only to plastic toilets that were rarely emptied.

He also forced one of the women to miscarry numerous times after she got pregnant. We're expecting to hear from that victim – Michelle Knight – during his sentencing.

Castro will also have a chance to explain his crimes.

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