Ariel Castro's neighbors weigh in on his punishment - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Ariel Castro's neighbors weigh in on his fate

Ariel Castro in court Ariel Castro in court

Most of the gawkers are gone from Seymour Avenue. The cars that pass Ariel Castro's house of horrors now are mostly the people who live here. The people who had to live with the unknown in their neighborhood.

With a plea deal looming we went back. Back to ask if Castro should live in prison for the rest of his life, or die for his crimes.

Reginald black lives right across the street from the now bordered up and fenced off property.

"Even if in jail, it's better to survive. He can learn from his mistakes and hopefully he can met God on better terms," said Black.

To our surprise most in the neighborhood agreed, life in prison, not death for Castro.

But then we met Diane Howard.

"He need the electric chair," said Howard.

But you see Diane has a little bit of a different perspective. She herself was kidnapped back in 1972 by two men at gun and knife point but was able to escape.

"You killed a human being," Howard expressed about Castro allegedly forcing Michelle Knight into miscarriages. "You know beat the baby out of her. That's a death penalty to me. It is a death penalty to me."

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'Cut my hair': Officer and woman struggle during violent arrest

    'Cut my hair': Officer and woman struggle during violent arrest

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:59:31 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:12:26 GMT
    Alonso Luna struggled to tell another passenger to get the incident on video before she was forced out of the vehicle. (Source: CNN)Alonso Luna struggled to tell another passenger to get the incident on video before she was forced out of the vehicle. (Source: CNN)

    It involves a woman being dragged from the front seat of a car. And it involves an officer having her hair cut in order to break free of the suspect’s grip.

    More >>

    It involves a woman being dragged from the front seat of a car. And it involves an officer having her hair cut in order to break free of the suspect’s grip.

    More >>
  • Trump says he'll sign order ending child-parent separation

    Trump says he'll sign order ending child-parent separation

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:21:21 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:35:33 GMT
    A boy stares out of a heavily tinted bus window leaving a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility Tuesday in McAllen, TX. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)A boy stares out of a heavily tinted bus window leaving a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility Tuesday in McAllen, TX. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention and ask the...

    More >>

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention and ask the Department of Defense to help house them.

    More >>
  • Wrong newborn given to parents in WV

    Wrong newborn given to parents in WV

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:19:25 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:09 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:09:55 GMT

    Parents say a family spent valuable bonding time with the wrong newborn, including taking photos with him.

    More >>

    Parents say a family spent valuable bonding time with the wrong newborn, including taking photos with him.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly