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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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61.

Texas Gal    

What an AWESOME start to my day!

330 days ago
62.

Your mom    

Weren't his brothers also I involved? What happend to them can someone tell me?

330 days ago
63.

Ojay21    

Whoo hoo

330 days ago
64.

Ojay21    

Hopefully the young ladies can sleep at night now and this piece of **** is burning to ashes in hell

330 days ago
65.

Misfitttt    

bastard couldnt tolerate 4months in prison while those poor girls had to endure years in hell what a piece of ****

330 days ago
66.

amyd    

Great!! Just saved taxpayers a ton of money. Hope it gives other sc umbags the same idea.

330 days ago
67.

anya2u    

Oh, HAPPY DAY !!!

330 days ago
68.

the_truth    

Bravo.

330 days ago
69.

anya2u    

He fiinally did something right.

330 days ago
70.

Lenalena    

Dammit! That f*cker took the easy way out

330 days ago
71.

STFUP    

The ba~tard got off WAY too easy.

330 days ago
72.

crp357    

Good this f$$ker got what he deserved even though he took the easy way out I wud of rather seen him get a$$ f##cked for the next thousand years but I'm sure he's getting worse than that now

330 days ago
73.

dee    

Coward! Those women suffered as his hand for years, he couldn't even accept his just punishment!

330 days ago
74.

Michael    

He was "helped" in committing suicide by one of the guards.

330 days ago
75.

Katie Perry's Mini Bar Snatch    

I'm surprised no one is stating the obvious... this is an inside job... he didn't hang himself... the guards or other prisoners did it.

330 days ago
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