Convicted Ohio Kidnapper Ariel Castro Commits Suicide in Prison

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Prison officials in Ohio say convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro committed suicide on Tuesday night. Castro kidnapped three women and held them hostage for about a decade.

Ariel Castro was found earlier today hanging in his cell — dead from an apparent suicide. The convicted kidnapper had held three young girls for a decade in a house in Cleveland. He was convicted last month.

Ariel Castro was found dead Tuesday inside his cell at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, according to corrections officials.

Ariel Castro was found dead Tuesday inside his cell at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, according to corrections officials. Castro was found at 9:21 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 9:52 p.m.

Castro was housed in protective custody in a cell by himself and was observed by a guard on rounds every thirty minutes.


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