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DNA tests confirm Castro is the father of child found in home

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Updated: 5/10/2013 3:48 pm
(NBC News) DNA tests have confirmed that Ariel Castro, the suspect in the kidnapping and decade-long imprisonment of three women in Cleveland, is the father of a 6-year-old girl born to one of the women in captivity, the Ohio attorney general said Friday.

Attorney General Mike DeWine also said that Castro's DNA did not match other unsolved Ohio cases. He said that the FBI is still checking Castro's DNA against unsolved cases elsewhere in the country.

Castro, 52, is charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape in the abductions of the three women and is being held on $8 million bond. They were freed Monday night when one of them, Amanda Berry, broke through a door and screamed for help.


-- Sarah Dallof, NBC News, reports
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