Fordham Law


Explainer: A Murder Charge in the Cleveland Kidnapping Case?

Deborah Denno on The Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC), May 10, 2013

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Prosecutors say they may charge Ariel Castro with aggravated murder (and seek the death penalty) for forcing a miscarriage in one of the women he'd held captive for 10 years in his suburban Cleveland home. Deborah Denno, professor of law at Fordham University and expert on rape and assault law, explains how the case may be built, and how laws differ throughout the country.