The son of the Cleveland man who will spend the rest of his life in jail for imprisoning three women for a decade said his father received the “best possible sentence” for a violent streak he has witnessed since childhood.
Ariel Castro (left), in 2001, pictured with his son Anthony in the kitchen of the house where the elder Castro held three women captive.
“I think that if he really can’t control his impulses and he really doesn’t have any value for human life, the way this case has shown, then behind bars is where he belongs for the rest of his life,” he told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie in TODAY exclusive interview.
Castro said he will probably never visit his father in prison.
"He’s been lying to his family for the past 10, 11 years at every possible turn. I have no trust in him. I can’t see myself going to visit him and giving him the opportunity to face me and lie to me again," he said, later adding: "I have nothing to say to him."