Cleveland kidnapper, Ariel Castro, found dead in jail cell

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 11:00pm

Ariel Castro who was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years for kidnapping, raping and holding captive three women for years was found hanging in his prison cell Tuesday night, authorities told CNN affiliate WOIO.

Officials found Castro hanging in his cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, about 9:20 p.m.

He was taken to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m.


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