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WATCH: Dramatic Moments from Ariel Castro's Sentencing Hearing

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    Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight speaks during Ariel Castro's sentencing Thursday in Ohio. She said she spent "11 years in hell" and told her kidnapper his "hell is just beginning." (Published Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013)

    Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years Thursday after one of the three women he held for a decade faced him down in court. "You have not been a victim. You have been a victimizer," Judge Michael Russo said in handing down consecutive sentences for kidnapping, aggravated murder, rape and assault.

    Earlier, victim Michelle Knight told the court "years turned into an eternity" and she "cried every night" during her more than a decade in captivity. "I spent 11 years in hell, and now your hell is just beginning," she told her captor (video shown above). Relatives for Castro's other victims, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, also spoke.

    Castro, who pleaded guilty last week to 937 counts in a deal to avoid a death sentence, denied Thursday that he had beaten a pregnant Knight until she miscarried, and the judge ruled he could not have contact with the daughter he fathered with Berry.

    Watch the most dramatic video from the Ariel Castro hearing:

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