Ohio man who held 3 women captive found dead


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Updated: 9/04/2013 12:27 am Published: 9/04/2013 12:20 am


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio corrections officials say Ariel Castro, the man who held three women captive in his home for around a decade, has committed suicide at a state prison facility.

A spokeswoman says 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. Prison medical staff performed CPR before Castro was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The three women disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004, when they were 14, 16 and 20 years old. They escaped May 6, when one of the women broke part of a door and yelled to neighbors for help. Castro was arrested that evening.

Castro was sentenced Sept. 1 to life in prison plus 1,000 years on his guilty plea to 937 counts including kidnapping and rape.


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t town253 - 9/4/2013 1:43 PM
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Such a wuss. Them girls held on strong for ten years being isolated from everything and everyone they knew and were tormented beyond belief. He is in jail for a couple months and he punks out.

varlaker - 9/4/2013 10:04 AM
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A good case for "assisted" suicide if ever there was one, hope it was so.

USEagle - 9/4/2013 10:02 AM
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I guess he couldn't handle captivity. At least he did something right!
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