US house, site of 3 women captives, demolished
CLEVELAND (AP) - Demolition has begun on the US house where three women were held captive and raped for over a decade, and authorities want to make sure the rubble is not sold online as "murderabilia".
The house is being torn down as part of a deal that spared Ariel Castro a possible death sentence. He was sentenced last week to life in prison plus 1,000 years.
One of the women victims, Ms Michelle Knight, showed up on early Wednesday at the house to make a brief statement and release some balloons. A crowd of onlookers cheered as the demolition began.
The women escaped on May 6.