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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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106.

billybob    

Maybe this mofo just tried a "David Carradine" routine to have some perv. Orgasmageddon?

378 days ago
107.

Davis    

Excellent Dude. Good Job. I would have thought much less of you if you added a failed suicide attempt to you name. But, you succeeded in making everyone happy beyond our wildest dreams. The sooner we can forgot you with the added bonus of never having to hear anymore about you and what kind of things you do in prison. Not to mention you saved the working public tons of money. Because now they don't have to support you. Do you have any of those selfies of your special moment ? If so please share because everyone including me would love to see them. If there is anything we can do to help speed your burial in the local toxic waste dump please let us know. PS. Would love to know where your buried so I can stop by and blank on your grave once or twice.

378 days ago
108.

Bruno    

Immanent justice.

378 days ago
109.

Tarington    

Yes, yes, YES. Fitting end for such a POS yet it's a little late Castro -- you SHOULD HAVE hung your-disgusting-f#ck-face-self the second you had an urge to kidnap (young women) and Michelle was your 1st victim -- it's just a little, f#cking late

378 days ago
110.

mothermew    

The hard cold true is that the illumination was involved in all of this

378 days ago
111.

Denver    

Prison Guard Checklist. Protective Custody? Check. Isolation? Check. Suicide Watch?...... Suicide Watch?
Was it my turn?

378 days ago
112.

Ilovemesomeme765    

Hope those young ladies sleep a little easier now

378 days ago
113.

Chgo411    

Good. He's no longer tax payers burden. Rot in hell.

378 days ago
114.

ChuckyDee    

Cudos to the state of Ohio for not having to pay to keep his ass locked up until the end of his natural life.

378 days ago
115.

snowcat    

I don't generally celebrate someone's suicide but in this case....Thank God!!!! The taxpayers of Ohio didn't need to pay for this s*** sucking c*cksucker's survival in jail. My only regret is no one ever had a chance to rape him in prison. Burn in hell with the rest of the pedophiles!!!!

378 days ago
116.

Sapphiegirl    

MIXED EMOTIONS! AT LEAST MY TAX DOLLARS (I LIVE IN AKRON OHIO) ARE NOT PAYNG FOR THIS LOSER TO LIVE, YET HE HASN'T SUFFERED ENOUGH IN PRISON. I REALLY WANTED HIM TO BE IN THE GEN POPULATION SO THAT ALL THE INMATES FROM AMANDAS, MICHELLE'S AND GINA'S NEIGHBORHOOD COULD TAKE SOME PRISON JUSTICE OUT ON HIS ASS! (LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY!)

378 days ago
117.

kris    

I was kind of bummed he got to kill himself....I was hoping the other inmates got to him and he would get it Jeffrey Dahmer style. Oh well....dead is dead I guess.

378 days ago
118.

Kristinajp    

Good, the families can move on and we dont have to pay taxes to keep this evil person alive.

378 days ago
119.

Maurice Lacunza    

David Costabile, actor from Breaking Bad, is a dead on ringer for Ariel Castro. Google David's name and there are a couple pix that are spot on. Uncanny!

378 days ago
120.

Sandra     

good riddance!!!

378 days ago
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