CLEVELAND -- The final chapter in what has been an emotional roller-coaster of tragedy and triumph will soon come to a close Thursday with the sentencing of Ariel Castro.
Last week Castro pleaded guilty to more than 900 criminal counts of kidnapping, rape, and aggravated murder.
With the plea deal Castro's victims now have the choice as to whether or not they want to face him in court. A faceoff Ariel Castro's own son does not want to have, even after he is locked away for life.
Anthony Castro expressed as much in an exclusive interview with The Today Show on Monday.
"Right now I can't see any scenario where I would go visit him. He's been lying to his family for the past 10 -11 years. At every possible turn I have no trust in him," said Anthony Castro.
Amanda, Gina, and Michelle have yet to disclose if they plan to attend Castro's sentencing Thursday.
All three women have the option to appear in court or they may also choose to submit a video or written testimony, or elect a representative to testify on their behalf.
According to a spokesman with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors office, prosecutors are still ironing out all the elements they'll be presenting in court Thursday.
Thursday proceedings are anticipated to take a substantial amount of time with Prosecutor Tim McGinty wanting to make clear to the judge, public, and record the impact Castro's crimes have had not only on his victims but the entire community.