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Published On: Wed, Dec 18th, 2013

Monsters of the Year in 2013: Ariel Castro, Kermit Gosnell

The headlines would describe a “House of Horrors” and both of the 2013 stories revealed monsters who emerged from the shadows as the horrible villains were in our neighborhoods: Ariel Castro and Kermit Gosnell.

Ariel Castro

Ariel Castro

When Amanda Berry escaped and found a neighbor, the news would rock the community and headlines for weeks to follow.

 “I heard screaming… And I see this girl going nuts trying to get outside,” said Charles Ramsey, a neighbor who found the women.

Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were three missing teens, captured and held by Ariel Castro for ten years. The story of rape and sexual abuse shocked Americans – ten years….these women survived this for ten years.

Castro was quickly convicted but proclaimed “I am not a monster,” only to commit suicide a short time later.

kermit-gosnellKermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” was his abortion clinic where the operating tables were stained with blood and his unsanitized equipment may have transmitted STDs between patients.

The doctor would allow babies to be born during “botched” abortions and then killed them by a procedure he nicknamed “snipping.”

Gosnell was sentenced to three consective life sentences for the deaths of the children and one woman in his care. Despite this, the man blames the war on poverty, claiming he is “spiritually innocent.” 

“In an ideal world,” Gosnell said in an interview, “we’d have no need for abortion. But bringing a child into the world when it cannot be provided for, that there are not sufficient systems to support, is a greater sin. I considered myself to be in a war against poverty, and I feel comfortable with the things I did and the decisions I made.”

The entire coverage of the case, with shocking details, can be found HERE

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