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Cleveland captor deemed fit to stand trial

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CLEVELAND– The man charged with holding three women hostage for a decade will stand trial for the crimes, after a judge deemed Ariel Castro competent to stand trial.

Castro was ordered to undergo a competency evaluation on June 27.

Wednesday, a judge ruled that Castro is fit to stand trial.

During the hearing, the suspect asked the judge to allow his children to visit him in jail.

However, the judge denied that request.

Castro has been indicted on 329 charges including murder, kidnapping and rape.

Jury selection is expected to begin next month.