Pedro and Onil Castro may be cleared — but can they shake their brother’s shadow?

Posted at 3:42 PM, May 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-14 15:42:45-04

The two brothers sat down to tell their side of the story to CNN, repeating that they were in the dark — just like everyone else — about the three young women their own brother Ariel allegedly kidnapped.  No longer defensive, however, anger was clearly evident in their voices.

PIX11 watched the interview with psychotherapist Dr. Gilda Carle.  She told Pix11’s Jay Dow, “I feel for these guys. And you can feel the hurt, but you can also hear the resentment, because they were taken for fools also by their own flesh and blood . . . how this can happen is a very big question that they will continue to ask themselves, again and again.”

Just last year, in the days after the Newtown school shooting massacre in Connecticut – the media zeroed in on the suspect’s brother, Ryan Lanza.

Ryan has all but disappeared from the spotlight in the months after the horrific shooting.

No sightings, no interviews.

Which is why the Castro brothers’ decision to confront this ordeal head on is unique — and noteworthy.

Dow asked Dr. Carle what the healthier approach is psychologically- to just retreat, pack and run – or to sit there in front of a television camera and express how you feel.

Carle replied, “That’s a great question. And anybody who thinks that they can run will find themselves always running. But somebody who gets into the trenches and says I’m gonna face this – and I’m going to deal with it, that’s the only way to their own salvation and peace of mind.”