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Ariel Castro

Found Dead

Hanging in Prison Cell

9/4/2013 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rapist/kidnapper Ariel Castro -- who had been sentenced to life in prison for the abduction, rape, and torture of 3 Cleveland women he held captive for years -- has been found dead in his Ohio prison cell after apparently committing suicide.

States corrections officials said 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell by prison staff while they were doing rounds at the facility.

Castro -- a former school bus driver -- had been under protective custody in isolation from other inmates. 

Ironic ... considering Castro struck a plea deal that got him life in prison (plus a thousand years) in order to avoid the death penalty. All told he pled guilty to 937 criminal counts, including kidnapping and murder (after forcibly causing one of his victim's to abort a fetus).

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151.

hillgal    

Oh I am so sorry............NOT

360 days ago
152.

Northerner    

oh this is FANTASTIC news!!

he did everyone a favor by offing himself!! taxpayers are off the hook for supporting his worthless ass and those girls can rest easy this s***bag is dead. just sucks they couldnt have put the noose around his neck themselves.

goodbye
and
good
riddance
you
worthless
piece
of
****!!

360 days ago
153.

Angie Diego    

What a gross pig Ariel Castro was... too bad his spawn of satan are alive in the world to carry on his bad genetics!

360 days ago
154.

strength    

it goes to show who was stronger... the girls lasted 10 years being locked up... he couldn't handle a month.... Mr. tough guy!!!

360 days ago
155.

strength    

it goes to show who was stronger... the girls lasted 10 years being locked up... he couldn't handle a month.... Mr. tough guy!!!

360 days ago
156.

UPYOURS    

Rot in hell

360 days ago
157.

News Flash     

Adios Amigos

360 days ago
158.

Georgie    

george zimmerman should have done this.

360 days ago
159.

Mike    

Glad this disgusting piece of trash is gone

360 days ago
160.

bernard law    

Ariel Castro went to church every Sunday. What religion commits, conceals, and condones organized child rape?

The Catholic church.

359 days ago
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