Ariel Castro, the convicted Cleveland kidnapper was found hanging in his cell in Orient, Ohio on Tuesday.
The statement read, “Inmate Ariel Castro was found hanging in his cell this evening at 9:20 pm at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. He was housed in protective custody which means he was in a cell by himself and rounds are required every 30 minutes at staggered intervals. Upon finding inmate Castro, prison medical staff began performing life saving measures. Shortly after he was transported to OSUMC where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 pm. A thorough review of this incident is underway and more information can be provided as it becomes available pending the status of the investigation.”
It is being assumed that it was a suicide.
He was being held at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, Ohio.
Many call him a monster and find his fate nothing short of what he deserved.
He was sentenced on August 1 to life in prison, plus 1,000 years, for kidnapping and sexually assaulting Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus. He had been holding them captive in his house for over a decade!
He was in a cell by himself. He was found hanging during a routine 30 minute round by security. Prison performed life saving measures and transported him to the hospital but he was pronounced dead at 10:52 pm.