September 4th, 2013
01:19 AM ET

Ariel Castro found hanged in prison cell

Ariel Castro who was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years for kidnapping, raping and holding captive three women was found hanging in his prison cell Tuesday night.

Officials found Castro, 52, hanging in his cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, about 9:20 p.m., the state's Department of Corrections said.

Prison medical staff tried to revive him but failed.

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  1. banasy©

    Good riddance. Perhaps the women can sleep easier knowing their tormentor is dead.

    September 4, 2013 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Frringe"


      September 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hope

    Another slave master... Only difference is Ariel isnt a king.

    September 4, 2013 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. Irene

    He never meant to hurt anybody.

    September 4, 2013 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

      Tried to revive him? Smack his head on the concrete floor...wake up Ariel! Wake up wake up! Kick em in the groin...wake up Mr. Castro wake up...

      September 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Taz

    @Irene .... are you NUTS?!?!

    September 4, 2013 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. LA Clippers

    You did the right thing, Ariel. The State of Ohio couldn't deliver the sentence you earned, so you gave it to yourself. And gave substantial savings to the taxpayer. I wonder if issuing shoe laces to all Califrnia inmates would help reduce prison overcrowding.

    September 4, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Yes it is very good, saves the Ohio taxpayers alot of money. But makes you wonder WHY the plea deal to escape the DP In the 1st place?

    September 4, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    This was expected....and he knew it!

    September 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO

    Well they don't have to feed him any more.

    September 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO

    Prison guard 1: oh. Look. Castro's hangin' himself.
    Prison guard 2: yup. Better get in there. Right after coffee break.

    September 4, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeffrey Dahmer

    Hmm. Killing YOURSELF in prison. Now there's an interesting idea.

    September 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Frringe"

      Dahmer was murdered in 1994...idiot.

      September 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Prison is not pretty, is it, Jeffery? Inmates with brooms, oh my!

    September 4, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Not me @ 10:09. I dont care what ficti tous name you use JR as long as you don't steal ours. But only an idiot would wanta use those 2 names lol.

    September 5, 2013 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |