Update – 8 p.m. May 8, 2013 – Charges Filed Against Ariel Castro

Update – 8 p.m. May 8, 2013 – Charges Filed Against Ariel Castro

Charges were filed against Ariel Castro in the case of Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Gina DeJesus.  The charges were filed at the Cleveland Municipal Court and are available online at https://www.clevelandmunicipalcourt.org/public-access. Court begins at 8:30 a.m. Permission must be obtained from the court for access to the courtroom. To receive permission, please contact Ed Ferenc at 216-857-7420 or ference@cmcoh.org.

Deputy Chief of Police, Edward Tomba, provides an update to members of the media.

Deputy Chief of Police, Edward Tomba, provides an update to members of the media.

Onil Castro and Pedro Castro were not charged in connection with this case.  They will appear in court on unrelated misdemeanor charges.

The Joint Information Center will stand down tonight at 9 p.m. We do not anticipate any breaking news overnight and do not currently have plans for press briefings on Thursday, May 9.

The Joint Information Center will reopen at 8 a.m., Thursday, May 9.