“I was charged with the murder of my best friend, and held on a $1 million dollar bond. My family got Greg Robey on the case and he immediately started fighting for me. He found a forensic pathologist and a firearms expert to help my case. After a long battle with the prosecutors, I was freed. I can honestly say that Greg Robey saved my life!” -R.W., Warren, Ohio
In some cases, avoiding the death penalty represents the best outcome. Such is the case with the now-notorious Cleveland man Ariel Castro.
An unemployed bus driver, Castro kidnapped and confined three women for more than a decade, beating, raping and traumatizing them in turn. The first woman abducted, 31-year-old Michelle Knight, stated she spent “11 years in hell.” Castro also held Georgina DeJesus and Amanda Berry, with whom he fathered a child in captivity.
In an effort to avoid a possible death sentence, Castro pled guilty to 937 criminal counts, including kidnapping and murder. The sentencing memorandum revealed details of the ordeal of the three women, including:
Judge Michael Russo described Castro as a “violent sexual predator.” In sentencing him to life in prison plus 1,000 years, the judge noted there was no place in the world for a criminal like Castro. In a twist of irony, Castro recently committed suicide while in prison. The incident is currently under investigation.
Although they survived their ordeal, all three victims must now reorient themselves to a life outside of captivity.
If you are facing felony sex or other charges in Ohio, seek knowledgeable legal representation at the Law Office of Gregory S. Robey.