Anorak News | How convenient: Cleveland child rapist and kidnapper Ariel Castro ‘found dead in cell’

How convenient: Cleveland child rapist and kidnapper Ariel Castro ‘found dead in cell’

by | 4th, September 2013

Ariel Castro sits in the courtroom during the sentencing phase Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.  Castro, convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade, was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

HOW Convenient: Ariel Castro, 53, the man who kidnapped three women – Gina de Jesus, Amanda Berry and Michelle Knight – held them prisoner in his Cleveland house for years has been found dead in his prison cell. Just one month into a whole life sentence plus 1,000 years Castro is dead.

Castro was found hanged at the Correctional Reception Centre in Orient, Ohio, at 9.20pm last night.

JoEllen Smith, of the Ohio Department of Corrections, explains:

“Inmate Ariel Castro was found hanging in his cell this evening at 9:20pm at the correctional reception centre in Orient. He was housed in protective custody, which means he was in a cell by himself and rounds are required every 30 minutes at staggered intervals. Upon finding inmate Castro, prison medical staff began performing life-saving measures. Shortly after he was transported to OSUMC where he was pronounced dead at 10.52pm. A thorough review of this incident is under way and more information can be provided as it becomes available pending the status of the investigation.”

Castro was not deemed to have been a suicide risk.


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