Cleveland, Ohio kidnapping suspects in court; Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight safe
Ariel, Pedro and Onil Castro arrested Monday
From left, Ariel Castro, Onil Castrol and Pedro Castro have been arrested in connection with the abductions of three women held for about a decade at Ariel Castro's home.
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CLEVELAND - The three brothers accused of holding captive three women for as long as 10 years in a Cleveland home could appear in court as early as this morning.
Ariel, Pedro and Onil Castro were arrested after one of the women kicked out the bottom of a locked screen door and used a neighbor's telephone to call 911.
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight disappeared about a decade ago while in their teens and early 20s.
Cleveland's police chief said the three women were restrained with ropes and chains and allowed out into the back yard occasionally.
Chief Michael McGrath said in an interview on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday that the physical condition of the three women rescued Monday was "very good considering the circumstances."
McGrath says he was "absolutely" sure police did everything they could to find the women over the years. He disputed claims by neighbors that officers had been called to the house before for suspicious circumstances.
McGrath says the three men who have been arrested in the case "are talking" but he wouldn't say if they have confessed. He says a charging decision could come later Wednesday.
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