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Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro knew "the end was near" prior to his captives' escape according to attorney


(WKYC) One of the attorneys who represented Ariel Castro says the notorious kidnapper "knew the end was near" in the months leading up to the escape of the three women he held hostage for nearly a decade.

"He intentionally became much more negligent in the house about locking the door and keeping them inside," Craig Weintraub said.

Weintraub says Castro told him that things were changing inside his house of horrors about six months to a year prior to escape. He told Amanda that he knew the end was near.

"It wasn't going well any longer. His daughter was at an age that she should not be in the house anymore. She needed to be in school and be in a normal environment, and she needed friends," Weintraub said.

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