Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry & Gina DeJesus
In this three part episode, Erika discusses the most prolific case from back home in Cleveland, Ohio. In part one, she shares the troubled upbringing of Michelle Knight, Ariel Castro’s first victim in his “House of Horrors”. Knight was abducted by Castro in 2002 when she was 21-years-old. She spends months enduring an unthinkable nightmare of torture, abuse and isolation. She will soon discover that she will not be Castro’s only victim. Castro abducts two teenage girls from the same area of Cleveland and the girls endure years of torture. On May 6th, 2013, everything changes and the girls are set free.
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