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May 9th, 2013
02:05 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Neighbor kidnapping suspect speaks out, Ariel Castro questioned at Cleveland police HQ, experts debate death penalty for Jodi Arias

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

  • Acting neighborly: Perez says Castro "seemed like a really nice guy"

On the day suspected Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro was charged with three counts of rape and four counts of kidnapping, "Piers Morgan Live" spoke to Juan Perez, a neighbor of Castro.

Perez, who had known Castro for 22 years said "he seemed like a really nice guy in the neighborhood."

According to the guest, Castro "always said 'Hi,' even if he was on the corner and saw you."

"He had a great mask, because everybody thought he was a nice guy," Perez continued.

Perez also noted that for a long time he thought the house in which the three women – Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight – were held captive for almost a decade had been empty, and that Castro merely peek in on the property periodically:

"I thought that the house was vacant for the last couple of years and he would come to check up on it," said Perez. "Next door and the next two houses next door are vacant and boarded up."

"His house had windows covered up, [so] I just thought it was vacant. I never saw him stay, I never saw anything to be honest, nothing."

  • Face to face: Reporter encounters Ariel Castro at police station

On Wednesday evening, WOIO reporter Ed Gallek spoke live with Piers Morgan, describing the scene at the Cleveland police headquarters where he came face to face with suspected kidnapper Ariel Castro:

"I was checking some police records at the Cleveland police headquarters, and all of a sudden, investigators started walking this guy down to another room for another interview," said Gallek. "And all of a sudden, here's this guy, the house of horrors, the man everybody is talking about, right there in front of my eyes."

  • Life and Death: Lawyers debate potential of death penalty for Jodi Arias

On the heels of a guilty verdict in the Jodi Arias trial, attorneys Alan Dershowitz and Gloria Allred discussed the various factors that may decide whether or not Arias gets the death penalty:

"Sometimes juries want to impose the harshest penalty and they think maybe that if they impose life imprisonment, it will be a harsher penalty than the death penalty," said Dershowitz. "Whether she gets the death penalty will be largely a question of random luck and also some prejudicial factors. If she doesn't get the death penalty, it's because she's young, female and white."

The aggravating circumstances may be such that they are going to find that they have to impose the death penalty," Allred added. "Her manipulation of the jury by saying 'I want to die,' in other words give me what I want - and maybe supposedly that's reverse psychology, so that they don't give her what she wants, they give her life - I don't think that's going to have an impact on them."

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