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May 13th, 2013
04:26 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Former bandmate of Ariel Castro speaks out and the community reaction to the Ohio kidnappings

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  • Former band mate describes Ariel Castro's difficulty with women

As new developments unfold in the kidnapping case in Ohio, including the confirmation through DNA testing that kidnapping suspect, Ariel Castro, fathered a child with Amanda Berry, one of three women he held captive for nearly a decade, "Piers Morgan Live" spoke to Tito DeJesus, who played with Castro in a Salsa band and who has known Castro for 20 years.

"When we used to go performing, he was alone all the time. He wanted to always see if he could go out and dance with women, strangers," said DeJesus. "So he would go pick out somebody and say, want to dance? And many, many times, they would say 'No.'"

"But he kept going, I want to dance. I want to dance. And mostly every time, he would come back very mad because they didn't want to dance with him."

  • CNN en Espanol correspondent Maria Santana talks about the community reaction in Cleveland

Also on the program, CNN en Espanol correspondent Maria Santana spoke about the reaction within the surrounding community of Castro, his family and the families of the three women.

"There is this feeling where some people are feeling a little bit of guilt, where they're saying, maybe I should have noticed the signs. Maybe I should have seen something. Maybe I should have said something," said Santana. "This is a very tight-knit Hispanic community, largely Puerto Rican, where people know each other. Everybody knows each other. Everybody cares about each other."

"I think that Ariel Castro was so good at fooling everybody, not only because he was so good at hiding this double life that he led, but because people are so trusting, because people genuinely care about each other here."

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  1. tinky

    Dear Piers, having watched the live interview with the two brothers..... the one mentioned that he used to go to the house of HORRORS ... to tidy up the yard/place....exactly what did he do there?....was he aware or seen the chains that were in the photos posted by the neighbour and did he not see the childs bicycle in the yard...????? interesting

    May 13, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • shepherdgregory

      Yeah,there's a lot more going on here,that's for sure–we're talking a DECADE after all–and you would think someone would
      notice something amiss.

      May 13, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    It still blows me away that this guy was living a normal life outside his house.How didn't anyone know?

    January 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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