Ariel Castro Found Dead In Cell

by Yesha Callahan


Ariel Castro was sentenced to life in prison for the decade-long kidnapping, rape and beatings of three Cleveland women he held captive, and was found hanging in his prison cell Tuesday night, an Ohio corrections official confirmed.

Castro was under protective custody and insolation from his fellow inmates at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio.  Castro was found dead when prison guards were making their rounds, according to Rehabilitation and Correction Department spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said. After unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate him, the 53 year-old- was transferred to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His lawyer said on Wednesday that prison authorities repeatedly denied him a psychologist.

“We requested the opportunity for our retained independent psychologist to see and evaluate Mr. Castro in both the county jail and in the prison reception center, where he was being held. We were denied and thwarted in each of our attempts by the state and county,” defense attorney Jaye Schlachet told Reuters.

Castro was sentenced on Aug. 1 to life plus 1,000 years in prison without the possibility of parole for abducting his three victims and keeping them imprisoned in the dungeon-like confines of his house, where they were starved, beaten and sexually assaulted for about a decade.

Dr. Carla Rhodes, a D.C. based psychologist, said “Castro’s hanging is a reflection of his extreme narcissism as opposed to a calculated front to his victims. Since he doesn’t have the capacity to think about other people”.

  • JaeBee

    Good riddance!

  • paintgurl40

    the one thing i ABSOLUTELY HATE is people who prey on the “weak”..the young, the old, females, animals and some of those who are mentally disabled. so no fucks are given for this scumbag.

  • paintgurl40

    i don’t know what happened to my post, so i’ll post again. i HATE people who prey on the weak. so i could care less that he supposedly hung himself.

  • Lisss

    Well, another psychopath that taxpayers wont have to pay for.

  • Belle

    I wished he would have lived to suffer in prison. They should’ve put him with all the other inmates instead of in isolation. As it is, he put those women through 10 years of hell and could barely last 1 month under far less hellish circumstances.

  • Marketing Gimmicks

    He sold his soul to Satan a long time ago so I guess Lucifer came to collect early.

  • Deb

    No isolation is worse. The inmates would have already killed him. He should have been watched more closely.

    It doesn’t matter though, I doubt he found any peace in death, just more torment. You can’t do such grotesque acts in this realm and think you can escape the consequences in another.

  • EL

    My thoughts exactly. I hate it when they get an easy escape.

  • Moiiiii

    One less burden to tax payers, I suppose. But, I was hoping for a little poetic justice..

  • geenababe

    I was surprise to hear he killed himself. Silly me , for thinking he would do his time like a man.

  • nononsense57

    May he rot in the deepest crevices of hell. Goodbye.

  • SAA

    Welp a good riddance of bad rubbish.

  • Cat

    Anyone else waiting on the universe to catch up w/ George Zimmerman?

  • dirtychai

    Ditto. Neither are women.

  • paintgurl40

    Be real, you’re going sit there and tell me that ALL WOMEN are as PHYSICALLY strong as men??? If that was the case, then there wouldn’t be domestic violence because all a women has to do is kick their dude’s ass. Women wouldn’t be targets for crime because we can easily fight a man. THAT’S what I’m talking about. PHYSICAL strength.

  • paintgurl40

    @dirtychai and BeReal: women are of the FEMALE gender. I typed females to cover all ages…stop trying to make something out of nothing.

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