Cleveland kidnapper agrees to plea deal to avoid trial

By WEEK Producer

Cleveland kidnapper agrees to plea deal to avoid trial

July 26, 2013 Updated Jul 26, 2013 at 10:52 AM CDT

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ariel Castro, the man who held three women captive in his Cleveland, Ohio home for nearly ten years, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Castro accepted a plea deal Friday that will spare him the possibility of facing the death penalty.

Instead he will be sentenced to life in prison, plus 1,000 years.