September 4th, 2013

Ariel Castro’s cousin calls into “New Day;” says it’s “all surreal”

Maria Castro-Montes calls into “New Day” to talk about her cousin Ariel Castro’s death last night in prison. Castro-Montes told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that Ariel now “gets to meet his maker.” She also told Cuomo that Castro’s mom and sister were the only ones visiting him in prison.

“Really what was he suffering behind bars. I mean getting three square meals a day. Sleeping in a nice, warm, soft bed. Being basically watched over and guarded. Making sure that he was safe,” Castro-Montes said. “You know those girls didn’t even have that luxury when they were being held captive in his home.”

“New Day” airs weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. ET on CNN.