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There are a number of major breaking developments in the legal funding -- enough first and Ohio prosecutors now saying that he may seek the death penalty against aerial Castro.
Who was arraigned on kidnapping and rape charges earlier today and also tonight the prosecutor says that.
Aggravated murder charges could be filed related to the multiple pregnancies that Castro terminated while holding these three women captive in his home for nearly a decade.
Now in addition police are also suggesting that Castro could face hundreds of additional charges for every single crime that he committed against each and every woman.
Here with legal analysis are legal experts criminal defense attorney Remi Spencer and prosecutor Anna Sega.
-- -- Welcome both -- thank him I'm always proud gonna get your name right Santana at all right.
Murder charges but it looked -- we know that he started these women he beat these women these women had these miscarriages.
Murder charge from -- In Ohio yes because it's not just intentionally killing another part of their statutes specifically says it's also the unlawful termination of another's pregnancy -- -- Ohio they have the most expansive view of this that really any state could have because they.
Say that any injury caused from the moment of fertilization right up until the time of the live birth.
That's all the bar that's how we should guarding -- -- -- shot I mean that's how we should be if someone injures an unborn child they should be prosecuted.
For that I was.
This is the feminists and American they have taken very different you -- to think about it.
This woman didn't perhaps in this case maybe she did maybe -- but this was purposefully premeditated.
To do this.
And that's what the law obviously -- designed to protect against he can be and he will be prosecuted for the murder of those unborn children.
The only issue I see with what the prosecutor said today was seeking the death penalty we know that federal law does not allow.
The death penalty.
-- did the murder of an unborn child it's -- in the statute and that federal law is going to trump or.
Or pre and the Ohio State are shaking your head yes and well -- that I mean I think the fact Ohio specifically put this in their laws they specifically say that if you are convicted of aggravated murder you're getting one of two things you're getting life without the possibility.
A parole or death.
And they basically what they're saying -- will challenge you let's go -- up and see if we can get -- change -- their.
They really want this -- I don't think it's been litigated there all the way up so if there was ever a case for it I think designed as yet -- what about the additional charges every instance of rape every instance of abuse every instance.
To a point I mean.
You that you're going to have an indictment -- is going to have hundreds of counts I mean if you think about it each time one of these women was.
Brutalized victimized that is itself a crime in this -- I'm not for a day ten days.
There becomes a point though that it's just too exhausted to everyone involved and I'm sure that they well.
Tone it down Saddam.
Only just to make it's they can actually go into court actually prosecute this -- to -- -- listening for a year alone just to the actual charges but I'm sure you're going to get a lot more charges of the -- of course I agree with that there are limited resources but more importantly.
He doesn't need to be convicted of every single act he did in order to spend the rest of his life behind bars and I think.
That's really the point in -- case of this nature which is so extreme and so horrific.
It calls for in my opinion a prosecutor.
Who can take a level headed and tempered it.
-- perhaps even restrained approach to present the.
Evidence I don't wanna my friend approach you know prosecutors I would argue can at times overcharge.
I had only you can overcharged in this case because you wanna ensure that -- the outcome a story one.
I've known you a long time and as a prosecutor you worked on even cases that I know personally.
That a really dark I mean the level of depravity in this particular case you told me that this was the worst you've ever seen -- you've you've.
Pants and a -- case fortunately I've seen all sorts of things and certain cases stick with you and you know when I heard this one -- the more -- remember yesterday actually watching something on and a moment that I actually felt -- and that does not happen to me I couldn't get up and go to work every -- I have to look at a lot of this clinically to a point.
But when you think about what happened to these women day in and day out and then really the fact that a child was born into this and lived six years.
In -- in conditions like that middleman you and you can't wrap your head around a pitcher not supposed to visit T-Mobile you know it is it and its unit there in or evil evil and I believe there is in this world unfortunately.
He is an evil what's -- and it -- obviously you've seen cases like this before people are kidnapped held prison.
Prisoner and raped and and brutalize us what you've you've dealt with this I haven't had them myself and unfortunately.
Were -- victims didn't survive and I think what's incredible is that these women went on like this for years.
Not had cases where there is just an incredible cruelty and brutality abuse and remind me hives -- not -- bring Hollywood who reminded me.
-- true right yeah it's certainly true and I see these kinds of cases.
I'm from the defense perspective what we've seen from these women are true heroes that they could survive.
Ten years of this kind of brutal torture got to pray for -- -- I don't know I'd -- war I really wonder how do you recover from the seriously hiding and accord and that community and people like you.
Bringing attention to this sort of thing they're gonna -- years -- that are -- the sad thing is they're not that -- not finished with this they -- they got to take this got a court -- -- -- -- this gentleman is going to take some sort of -- responsibility.
And agree to a sentence behind -- to get a break good to see both thinking.
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