Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Ariel Castro, brutal captor of 3 women in Cleveland, hangs himself in prison cell
Castro was convicted last month of kidnapping and raping three women in his Cleveland, Ohio home over the course of many years. He was sentenced to a life behind bars after holding and brutalizing the women.

Ariel Castro was convicted of sexually assaulting and holding three women captive for years in his Cleveland, Ohio home. His lifeless body was discovered in his cell Tuesday.

He stole a decade of their lives — and their justice.

Ariel Castro, the monster convicted of kidnapping and keeping three women as sex slaves in his Cleveland, Ohio, home was found hanging in his prison cell Tuesday, correction officials said.

Amanda Berry (right) hugs her sister Beth Serrano after being reunited in a Cleveland hospital May 6 following years of captivity in Ariel Castro's house of horrors.

His lifeless body was discovered by authorities at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient around 9:20 p.m.

Gina DeJesus was a teenager when she was kidnapped by Ariel Castro.

Prison medical staff tried to resuscitate the 53-year-old, but he was pronounced dead at at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center at 10:52 p.m.

Michelle Knight gave emotional statement during sentencing of Ariel Castro, who held her captive and brutally raped her for many years.

Castro was sentenced Aug. 1 to life in prison for abducting and sexually assaulting Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus over the course of a decade.

Ohio State Police and the Department of Corrections are investigating the death.

The three women were miraculously rescued in early May from this Cleveland home, which is now demolished.

Because of his high profile, Castro was isolated from other inmates in the prison population for his own protection.

Rusty chains were found secured to walls in Ariel Castro's house of horrors in Cleveland.

JoEllen Smith of the Ohio Department of Corrections released the following statement:

Ariel Castro, 53, was in protective custody when he was found dead in his cell in Orient, Ohio Tuesday.

“Inmate Ariel Castro was found hanging in his cell this evening at 9:20 p.m. at the Correctional Reception Center 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 10:52 pm. A thorough review of this incident is underway and more information can be provided as it becomes available pending the status of the investigation.”

Ariel Castro built a secret dungeon for his captors, which he held against their will for a decade.
With News Wire Services

Michelle Knight (center), captor of Ariel Castro, walks with reporters Aug. 7 outside the Castro home in Cleveland. The house was demolished later that day.

Ariel Castro surrendered his home, pictured being demolished, in a plea deal before receiving a lifetime behind bars.

A crane demolishes the home that once served as terrible dungeon where Ariel Castro brutalized three young women.

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