Prosecutors Plan More Charges Against Ariel Castro, Trial Tentatively Set For August

Source: Alysssa Newcomb / ABC News

More charges could be added to the 329-count indictment against alleged Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, who appeared in court today for a brief pre-trial hearing.

“We are presenting additional evidence to the grand jury next week and week after. We expect that we are going to request further indictments,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said today.

A tentative Aug. 4 trial date was set today for Castro, who was indicted earlier this month for allegedly kidnapping Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight and imprisoning them, sometimes restrained by chains, in his Cleveland home.

The former school bus driver is also accused of the aggravated murder of a fetus for allegedly forcibly causing an abortion in one of his victims that he is accused of impregnating, a charge that could potentially carry the death penalty.

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