September 10th, 2013
04:57 PM ET

Ariel Castro suicide: Two guards placed on leave

Two Ohio correctional officers have been placed on leave as investigators look into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction told CNN.

Caleb Ackley and Ryan Murphy, both hired in 2007, were on duty in the prison unit where Castro was housed the night he hanged himself.

Castro, 52, was found hanged with a bedsheet September 3, coroner Dr. Jan Gorniak said. He was being held at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient.

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  1. chrissy

    Im not surprised by this turn of events. It made very little sense that he would commit suicide after pleaing to avoid the DP. Not that i care the world is a better place without him.

    September 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    An earthquake was responsible.

    September 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hope

    Corruption should never be ignored. Abuse of power is not justice. Think about it... We may never know the damage this selfish act may have cost the citizens of Cleveland.

    September 10, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Is there any evidence that these men are corrupt and that they had anything to do with the SUICIDE of Castro? If so, link it. Thanks.
      Many times guards are suspended when there is a suicide on their watch. SOP. If this weren't Castro, you wouldn't be hearing about it.

      September 10, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Why were there bedsheets in the cell? Anyhow, who cares? Good riddance.

    September 10, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    True we wouldn't be hearing about it if it were someone else most likely. And the world IS a better place without him in it, but.....if his life was taken by those guards, that would make them no better than him. And no one should get away with m u r d e r.

    September 10, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I agree, chrissy, that if these men are complicit, they should be punished. However, I have a feeling that Castro planned this, and that's why he pled guilty instead of going to trial and getting the DP, in which he would have been guarded much more closely.
      I just didn't just jump to automatic murder, that's all.

      September 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    I didnt mean to imply you were jumping to conclusions @ banasy. And i would suspect other inmates before i would suspect guards if in fact there was foul play.

    September 10, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I know, chrissy. I just think that sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

      September 10, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Could be! But justice was served, and expediately also!

    September 10, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO

    It's not like the good old days.

    September 10, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO

    CNN, I split that comment up because you blocked the original. If you're going to delete several chunks of it, just delete them all. Having the first chunk up there makes no sense.

    September 11, 2013 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |