Animal Update: Ariel Castro Also Beat Wife and Kept Her Chained Up in Basement
Ariel Castro kept his wife in chains, too.
Ariel Castro kept his former wife tied up in his basement and whipped her with dog chains, according to her former boyfriend, foreshadowing the horrific crimes he would later allegedly inflict on his three captives.
Fernando Colon, who welcomed Castro’s wife Nilda Figueroa into his home after she left her abusive husband, said that the man would viciously kick her in the stomach while she was pregnant.
Castro similarly beat his kidnapped victims, Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus, after he raped them and they fell pregnant, according to reports.