Holding back tears, Knight described her years under Castro's captivity: "Days never got shorter," she said. "Days turned into nights, nights turned into days, years turned into eternity. I knew nobody cared about me. He told told me that my family didn't care."
At times Knight directly addressed Castro, who was present in the courtroom.
"I spent eleven years in hell, now your hell is just beginning," she told him. "I will overcome all this that happened, but you will face hell for eternity. From this moment on, I will not let you define me or affect who I am. I will live on, but you will die a little every day."
Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Testifies At Ariel Castro Sentencing 'I Will Live On, You Will Die A Little each day'