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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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Michell    

Cell to hell

327 days ago
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J.E.B.    

Burn in Hell, loser. You took the coward's way out rather than take responsibility for your actions, and face your punishment like a man. What an embarassment you are to your family.

327 days ago
123.

Karly    

I say cremate him and scatter his ashes on the prison property that way he can be there for the thousand years. Goodbye you ****er.

327 days ago
124.

tam    

why cant he did this ten years ago?!

327 days ago
125.

DeeMaree    

We will probably never know who strung him up but I want to take this moment to thank whomever it was. Thanks for making our planet inhabited with one less pervert.

327 days ago
126.

charl62089    

They had shanks, sheets, pain killers & a canister of cyanide in his cell sounds like

327 days ago
127.

kat    

Why can I only see 20 of the 193 posts? I don't get it.

327 days ago
128.

Jeems    

I want to thank the guard who let the convict in to hang that sick bastard. Cheers, this beer is for you

327 days ago
129.

Cat    

Guess Castro didn't like being imprisoned, like he imprisoned Amanda, Michele and Gina. May he rot in hell. Good riddance.

327 days ago
130.

Crackhead    

I hope that it was painful for him and he didn't go quickly.

327 days ago
131.

JenJen    

I hate to be cruel but no love lost here. What a ***** though! He can kidnap, rape and torture three helpless girls but he can't do the time! My prayers are with the girls and HIS FAMILY but he can roast in hell and likely will!

327 days ago
132.

truetrue    

What a coward! those girls he kidnapped were locked up for years and they were strong enough to go through it while they were being raped, and he couldnt take it for more than a couple months! Coward!!

327 days ago
133.

JBDragon    

Why can't more of these criminals do this!!! Talking about saving the Taxpayers a hell of a lot of money!!!

327 days ago
134.

Sinbar    

Hahahahahaahhahahaha....

327 days ago
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artfrom    

Ts all about control he wanted do die on his terms this sick freak will burn in hell now

327 days ago
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