N-B-C News has learned that Ohio prosecutors are close to a plea deal with the man charged with kidnapping three women and keeping them in his home for nearly a decade.
That deal, which Ariel Castro is currently expected to accept, is life without parole, plus one-thousand years.
Castro is charged with kidnapping three women and raping them in his Cleveland home for nearly a decade.
Sources involved in the investigation tell NBC News that the deal would allow Castro to avoid the death penalty and spare his three victims the trauma of a long trial.
The terms of the deal are likely to become public at a court hearing scheduled for Friday morning.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.