Ariel Castro agreed to a plea deal in an Ohio courtroom Friday that will save him from the death penalty, but never again will he see the light of day.
He was sentenced to life, plus 1,000 years in prison.
The deal, reached with prosecutors, would let him avoid the possibility of a death sentence and spare his victims from having to testify at a trial.
The plea deal entails that the Cleveland kidnapping perpetrator be sentenced to life in prison without parole - he will never even get a parole hearing.
It would also mean that a trial Castro was facing on August 5 would not happen and he would not face the possibility of being sentenced to death.