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As investigators and journalists alike continue to dig into the past of Ariel Castro, on Friday evening Piers Morgan invited Ivan Ruiz to share his unique perspective of the man currently facing charges of kidnapping and rape – with murder a possibility – for imprisoning women over a 10 year span.
A former bandmate of Castro, Ruiz noted a series of oddities during their time playing music together:
"He was one of the musicians that was always strange. You would tell everybody, all the musicians, the attire for that gig and that night, and he would be the different one. He always had to put different clothing [on]," shared the guest who goes by the nickname "Papo." And then, when you go up to him and tell him 'You don't have your attire, your dress code for the night,' he would take that violently. He would not like what I would say."
The director of the band, Ruiz fired Castro last November for being "a different musician to everybody."
Roughly two months ago, Castro reached out to the "Papo," in hopes of getting their band back together. Such a reunion never had a chance:
"March 13th, I got some texts from him, of this year, that he really wanted to come back with the band," Ruiz told the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "I told him, you know, we'll keep you in mind. But I knew in my mind that I was never going to call him."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as the man who once directed Castro in a band, shares insight into the reasons why he's classifying the alleged kidnapper as "strange."
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