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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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Ricki    

Good riddance. May you burn in hell.

323 days ago
2.

Tino    

Pop goes the weasel

323 days ago
3.

I dont care    

*****

323 days ago
4.

Woot    

Wow. CNN scooped you, TMZ.

323 days ago
5.

Sam    

Thank ****. Evil be gone.

323 days ago
6.

Woot    

Anyway, cue the "saved the taxpayers money" crowd. Me? I'da wanted to pick his brain.
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No, literally.

323 days ago
7.

baby    

saved the taxpayers big bucks!

323 days ago
8.

Quiet    

ha ha ha ha i hate this guy

now if only PMK would do the same

323 days ago
9.

Mali    

I wondered how long it was going to take.

This may sound cold/evil, but im glad he died for two reasons:

1. One less perverted pedophile on this planet.
2. Our tax dollars wont be wasted on such an disgusting being. And Oxygen too.

323 days ago
10.

John Westfield    

R.I.P.

323 days ago
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orgzeurlife    

Karmas a bitch, to bad he didnt get to endure imprisonment, rape and beatings these poor women had and they deserved the satisfaction of seeing his life in the mercy of another, shame he cheated them once again but I bet a prison sentence seems so much better now that s***bag now knows what real Hell is like.

323 days ago
12.

djgraf89     

R.I.Fire

323 days ago
13.

Good riddance!    

I'm sure the victims of this crazed monster aren't broken up too much by his choosing to shuffle off from the mortal coil by his own hand. Probably a relief for them.

323 days ago
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I dont care    

P u s s y

323 days ago
15.

Quiet    

he kept those girls in his prison chained and locked for ten years and he could only handle three months of being in a prison. i kinda of wish he could have suffered a lot longer .

i will never ever get the neighbors you tube song out of my head.. Dead Giveaway

323 days ago
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