Castro Daughter: I Now See There Were Signs

Angie Gregg refuses to see father again

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted May 10, 2013 6:32 AM CDT | Updated May 10, 2013 7:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Once, she saw her father as a "friendly, caring, doting" person—but things have changed for Ariel Castro's daughter. Angie Gregg tells CNN her father, the Cleveland kidnapping suspect, is "dead to me," adding that he's "the most evil, vile, demonic criminal" she's ever been aware of. She plans never to see him: "He can never be daddy again." And while Gregg says she was totally unaware of what was going on, she now shares missed signs, saying, "It's all adding up":

  • Her father "would take forever to come to the door," which was always locked, when she visited. He wouldn't let her in the front door, but would wave her around to the back. Also always locked: the basement door.
  • When they ate dinner together at her grandmother's, he would suddenly leave "for an hour or so" without giving a reason.
  • He typically played loud music during her visits; she attributed that to his being a musician. Still, she noted that he never rushed Gregg and her husband to leave.
  • He refused to leave the house for more than a day. "He was adamant in the fact that he wanted to leave home early morning and he had to be back by evening," she says.
She wasn't abused as a child, she says, but her jealous father beat her mother. But horrors don't run in the family, she notes: "We don't have monster in our blood."

A booking photo of Ariel Castro, 52, after he was ordered to be held on $8 million bail Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Cleveland.
A booking photo of Ariel Castro, 52, after he was ordered to be held on $8 million bail Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/Cuyahoga County)
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