Accused Cleveland kidnapper ruled capable of standing trial

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 8:00am

Ariel Castro, the Ohio man accused of holding three women captive for about a decade, is competent to stand trial, a judge said Wednesday.

Judge Michael Russo made the declaration in a hearing to decide competency.

Castro, 52, was accused of holding the women in his Cleveland home. He faces 329 counts, including one count of aggravated murder for allegedly causing the unlawful termination of a pregnancy.

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