CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ariel Castro, accused of kidnapping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, fathered Berry’s 6-year-old child, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a news release this morning.
DeWine said state lab technicians worked through the night to determine the child born in captivity belonged to Castro, based on preliminary DNA testing.
Castro’s DNA was tested against samples taken at other state crime scenes, but resulted in no matches. National results are still pending through the FBI, DeWine said.
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