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Cleveland Kidnapper & Rapist Ariel Castro Found Dead In His Jail Cell

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Ariel Castro, convicted kidnapper and murderer, was reportedly found dead tonight in his Ohio jail cell.

Though corrections officers were housing him in protective custody, Ariel was apparently found hanging in his cell as rounds were being made. Medical staff attempted to save his life, but reports say he was eventually pronounced dead a short time later at a nearby hospital.

A rep from the Ohio Department of Corrections apparently just released this statement:

Inmate Ariel Castro was found hanging in his cell this evening at 9:20 pm 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.

Just a few short weeks ago Ariel was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Stay tuned for more updates as we learn them…

[Image via AP Images.]

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20 comments to “Cleveland Kidnapper & Rapist Ariel Castro Found Dead In His Jail Cell”

  1. 1

    good riddance! thanks for saving the taxpayers' dollars housing this monster.

    bye bye.


  2. CourtneySucks says – reply to this


    Re: themundane – I agree.

  3. Rosemary says – reply to this


    I hope they save his brain for research.

  4. 4

    And nothing of importance was lost.

  5. 5

    He chose his own death which really sucks… at least the world has one less monster living in it.

  6. emily says – reply to this


    Re: themundane – Your comment is *perfect*.

  7. 7

    I would loved to know he died slowly alive, rotting in the prison, just like he did to his victims, If he killed himself. If someone else did it, then same difference. He's being judged by God Himself and I shake my head in fear of what his sentence will be. May God's Will Be Done.

  8. Ladyocean says – reply to this


    I guess he could not handle being locked up like he did to those girls. One less monster in the world now

  9. 9

    R.I.P Brotha!
    Peace Out!

  10. dddff says – reply to this


    It does not get better then this.

  11. r0bz says – reply to this


    the world is a better place without him. I laugh at his death and how much he suffered hahahahaha

  12. NinjaGirl says – reply to this


    Re: themundane – well said!

  13. A.Smith says – reply to this


    Check it out!

  14. mr pete says – reply to this


    Good News is that he's dead, saving us millions $$$$$
    Bad News, is how could this have happened ?
    Ariel was the most notorious prisoner in the world right now
    He was in protective custody, I would imagine that a camera was in use ?
    He was not wearing a belt? No one left an electrical cord hanging around?
    His sheets were paper and could not hold his weight ?
    I think Geraldo will have to get dressed and look into this

  15. 15

    "….rounds are made every 30 minutes at staggered intervals." How does that work?
    Hey Piggy, why didn't your headline read "CASTRO IS DEAD"?

  16. 16

    From cell to hell.

  17. 17

    The absolute best part is that those three women will never have their tax money used to keep this monster alive.

  18. Jules says – reply to this


    Unfortunate that this sick motherfucker didn't get to suffer his whole life sentence…

  19. 19

    Have fun in hell….coward!

  20. theJerk InTheaters Now says – reply to this


    Wait a minute. Castro accepts a plea deal to avoid the death penalty and then kills himself?

    Well, whatever works. Now if only the government can encourage everyone in a maximum security prison to do that.