"She lives not as a victim, but as a survivor. Her insurmountable will to prevail is the only story worth discussing."
Colon addressed Castro directly at one point. She turned to face him and spoke in Spanish, asking that God have mercy on his soul.
She also addressed members of the Castro family, saying that her family does not blame them.
"We are saddened that you are burdened with this horror and will unfortunately forever be tied to these atrocities," she said.
"Please know that we do not hold you accountable and pray that you can one day be whole again."
Colon continued: "Our family recognizes it is not for us to judge or determine any punishment. Only our higher power can do that."
5. Berry's sister: "Amanda's concern is that her daughter will hear about things"
Castro's third victim, Berry, was represented in court by her sister, Beth Serrano.
Her statement was short and to the point. Like the spokeswoman for DeJesus, she asked for privacy and said that her family member is getting stronger by the day.
"She is strong, beautiful, inside and out, and is doing better every day," Serrano said, describing her sister as her best friend and the best person she knows.
She said Berry does not want people to talk or write about what happened. Her sister wants to protect her daughter, Serrano said.
"Amanda's concern is that her daughter will hear about things, or read about things, said by the wrong people, the wrong way, at the wrong time -- before Amanda thinks the time is right to tell her daughter."
Berry had no control over anything for a long time, said Serrano.
"Please let her have control over this, so she can protect her daughter."