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Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus Update: Daughter of kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro apparently tried to kill her baby

Mugshot of Ariel Castro, one of three brothers arrested in the kidnapping of Amanda Berry, Georgina "Gina" Dejesus, and Michelle Knight.

Mugshot of Ariel Castro, one of three brothers arrested in the kidnapping of three women found alive at a Cleveland, Ohio home on Monday, May 6, 2013.
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CLEVELAND,Ohio (CBS) - Emily Castro, who appears to be the daughter of Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for slashing the throat of her daughter, then 11 months old, reports Cleveland.com.

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The website cited a 2008 article in the Indiana Journal Gazette. According to the article, prosecutors said Emily Castro slashed her daughter's throat in 2007. The girl reportedly made a full recovery.

"I don't know how this happened," Castro, then 20, said at her 2008 sentencing, according to the Journal Gazette. "I want you to know I am a very good mom."

Her defense attorneys sought to prove that Emily Castro suffered from depression and paranoia when she injured her daughter. A judge reportedly found her guilty but mentally ill of attempted murder.

Ariel Castro 52, believed to be Emily's father, was arrested along with his brothers Pedro, 54, and Onil, 50, in the  case of three long-missing Ohio women who were discovered alive Monday in Ariel Castro's Cleveland home.

Amanda Berry, 27, Michelle Knight, 32, and Gina DeJesus, about 23, were allegedly bound and held captive there.

Emily Castro's brother, Ariel "Anthony" Castro, reportedly said at his sister's sentencing that nearly losing both his infant niece and his sister was "torturous."

Anthony Castro wrote about Gina DeJesus' disappearance in a college newspaper nearly 10 years ago.

"That I wrote about this nearly 10 years ago - to find out that it is now so close to my family - it's unspeakable," he told The Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper.

Ariel Castro reportedly attended a vigil and helped search for DeJesus.

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