Cleveland Suspect's Alleged Suicide Note: 'I Am a Sexual Predator'
A chilling handwritten “suicide note” allegedly written by Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro, along with a leaked police report reveal an inside look at the former bus driver's sick world and the house of horrors that victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight endured for ten years.
In the letter, obtained by 19 Action News, Castro talks of killing himself, being a “sexual predator,” and holding the women against their will.
The 52-year-old was charged on Wednesday with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape in the abduction of Berry, DeJesus and Knight between 2002 and 2004, and holding them captive. The fourth kidnapping charge covers Berry's 6-year-old daughter, born during the ordeal.
According to Action News reporter Scott Taylor, Castro wrote, “I am a sexual predator. I need help” and "They are here against their will because they made a mistake of getting in a car with a total stranger."
[Photo: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight. Credit: Splash]
The document continued, "I don't know why I kept looking for another (referring to DeJesus). I already had 2 in my possession.” He noted how surprised he was that DeJesus was so young. Castro also indicated that he wanted to kill himself and “give all the money I saved to my victims.”
In addition, the leaked police report, obtained by the Daily Mail, gives a terrifying account of the day Berry's daughter was born. According to the paper, Castro stood over Amanda as she gave birth in an inflatable pool, threatening to kill her if the baby died.
Michelle supposedly helped with the birth and had to give the newborn CPR right after her delivery. Afterward, Castro told Knight to clean up the mess.
In yet another disturbing disclosure, the Mail says Castro gave the women cakes on the anniversary of their abductions each year, in place of celebrating their birthdays.
Since their release, Berry and DeJesus have returned home to their families.
Castro appeared in court on Thursday for his arraignment, but did not enter a plea. He is being held on an $8-million bond.