Pregnant Christian Woman Sentenced to Be Executed

A pregnant Sudanese woman who is a devout Christian is willing to die for her religious beliefs.

On May 15, Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

The death sentence will be carried out after Meriam, who is 9 months pregnant, gives birth and weans her baby. Meriam was also sentenced to be flogged 100 times for the crime of adultery for marrying a Christian man. The flogging will commence immediately after she gives birth.

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Ariel Castro, the Ohio man who imprisoned 3 women in his Cleveland home for over a decade, will plead not guilty to multiple charges of kidnapping and rape, say his attorneys.

"The initial portrayal of him is one of a quote 'monster,' and that is not the impression that I got," said one of his two attorneys, Craig Weintraub, during an interview that aired on Wednesday's Today show.

"He is a human being, but what is offensive is that the women and the media want to demonize this man before they know the whole story, and I think it's unfair and not equitable," added Castro's co-counsel, attorney Jaye Schlachet.

Castro's attorneys portray him as a misunderstood, loving father who only wants the best for the 6-year-old girl he fathered with one of his captives, Amanda Berry, now 27.

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