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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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324 days ago
17.

EnquirerLover    

What choice did he have? And he just saved the country alot of money! His soul was dead from the beginning. Just a waste of time.

324 days ago
18.

Livvie    

May he rot in hell.

324 days ago
19.

AyeSkye    

-_- ..i'm annoyed...

324 days ago
20.

Dee    

Assisted suicide maybe???

324 days ago
21.

Joao    

The team of TMZ, guardians of perverts, will be holding a vigil in sympathy and remembrance of his misunderstood sexual expressions.

324 days ago
22.

dyls_E    

so he can dish it out, but can't take been locked up himself. what a piece of s***

324 days ago
23.

crystals    

Loser couldn't handle being locked up for a short time after 3 women never gave up after a decade. What a weak piece of sht.

324 days ago
24.

Macc 6400    

I guess he realized spending the rest of your life in prison is actually worse than the death penalty.

324 days ago
25.

Jordan    

Gutless Coward decided to take the easy way out.

324 days ago
26.

melbrooks    

Good.

324 days ago
27.

mrharrybawls2012    

In his suicide note there was a vague reference to "not wanting to live after Ben Affleck was chosen as the new Batman..."

324 days ago
28.

mrharrybawls2012    

Help Me Rhonda, I am deeply saddened by this shocking news.

Love & Empathy,
Ed Begley Jr.

324 days ago
29.

Wanda    

Guess he's now hanging out in hell.. May he spend eternity dancing with the devil..

324 days ago
30.

LaLa    

Didn't expect this at all....

324 days ago
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