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What an emotional day in court during the sentencing of the Cleveland kidnap -- aerial Castro one of his victims staring him down speaking directly to the man that abducted her more than a decade ago.
He's been in the -- Thought he tableau forensic psychiatrist and member of the Fox News medical -- team.
Doctor apple it's great to have you here and -- that was amazing courage that she had in doing that.
She said that for the first time she was being hurt and it was liberating how important was her.
To include her getting up and facing him and saying what she did.
I don't think he can be overstated.
How important it is to be able to vent.
How important it is to have you -- day in court.
And be able to face the person who was your torment her.
Now that being said by the way and as much of an inspiration as it is to victims everywhere to see Michelle might do this.
If I were her psychiatrist.
I would also know that underneath.
Bravado this strange.
There can still be terrible suffering and real -- Jonas so look even Winston Churchill who famously said when you're going through hell.
Was -- both addicted to food and suffered terrible depressions.
So this doesn't mean that should get a free pass that you're meant -- well being in the future.
Completely understand and we hope that she gets everything she needs to be the best she can be.
She said that -- the girls all three of them definitely had a bond and looked out for each other and she also said.
We knew we'd all get out one day do you believe her.
I believe that they believe that and I believe that that was completely irrational.
In other words yes it's very important when you're in a terrible situation over which you have no control to -- a belief.
Right and the belief that there's a possibility.
That you'll go free absolutely but objectively speaking in -- -- psychiatry comes in.
Even though she would assert that to me I would say yes but Michelle.
You know that it was also possible that you would died there.
And we haven't talked about that how terrifying that is that you would have never seen your loved ones again so I'm not going to buy.
I want to hear about the underlying real fear because that has to be there other what you'd call it psychotic denial.
And what it.
Layers of the onion you just peeled back it's going to be a tough road no doubt about it -- want to ask you one question about -- Castro the judge even commented.
What an incredible -- narcissus.
Saying that there was harmony at home and he wasn't a -- star.
What was there an impact of she and the other victims who had sent people into talk on their behalf hearing that from him at this point is he faces life.
That plus a thousand years.
Well you know you always want to know why.
As a victim why did this happen to me if they really wanted to know why they'd really have to reach back all those years to whatever horrors were -- perpetrated on their torment her.
In his home of origin that lead him to call -- house where people are change and rape.
And we're -- are killed.
A place of harmony he really believes that.
He's very very very sick.
And as a matter of law which you would know better than I I would wonder whether the judge ought to have -- at that -- said wait a second.
Oh we sure this guy knows what he's pleading guilty to because he sounds as though he think that this was a fun house not a horror house you know.
-- I'm actually glad you brought that up because I was surprised when he was addressing the court and he said to the judge what at the end.
As a judge was starting to sentence and oh by the way judge I didn't kill anybody and the judge said but you understand what you signed with the prosecuted the deal you.
Pled guilty to murder.
Was he serious Jersey trying to pull a fast one not that it will work on appeal.
No I think that what you saw of aerial Castro is most instructive yesterday -- it being -- textbook case of someone removed from reality.
Who's not playing games he's not trying to set the stage for an appeal if I were the judge it would it's.
And I'm not but I may have been attempted to with a little forensic knowledge that happens and I'll hold on a second.
Let's get the lawyers in here -- this guy really understands his plea.
Because I don't know if it does them.
-- punishment is ahead for him in recovery god willing for these girls but doctor keep -- thank you so much.
All right -- take care.
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