Ariel Castro, The Man Who Kidnapped And Rapped 3 Women Commits Suicide In Prison

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Ariel Castro, The Man Who Kidnapped And Rapped 3 Women Commits Suicide In Prison

Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapper who held three women captive in his home, against their will for nearly 10 years, is dead after hanging himself in his prison cell Tuesday night.

Ariel Castro, 53, was found hanging in
his cell around 9:20 p.m. yesterday
Tuesday September 3rd at the
Correctional Reception Center in
Orient, in central Ohio. A
spokeswoman for the prison said early today that prison medical staff
performed CPR before Castro was
transported to a hospital, where he
was pronounced dead around 10:50
p.m.

He was in protective custody because of the notoriety of his case, meaning he was checked every 30 minutes, but was not on suicide watch, the prison spokeswoman said. She said suicide watch entails constant observation.
Castro was also watched closely in
Cuyahoga County Jail in the several
weeks after his arrest and before his
case was resolved by a guilty plea, with logs noting his activity every 10 minutes. He was taken off county jail suicide watch in early June after
authorities determined he was not a
suicide risk.

The three women disappeared
separately between 2002 and 2004,
when they were 14, 16 and 20 years
old. They escaped from Castro’s
Cleveland home May 6, when Amanda Berry, one of the women, broke part of a door and yelled to neighbors for help.
“Help me,” she said in a 911 call. “I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for 10 years and I’m, I’m here, I’m free now.”
The two other women were so scared of Castro that they held back initially even as police officers began to swarm the house. But quickly they realized they were free.
“You saved us! You saved us!” another of the captives, Michelle Knight, told an officer as she leaped into his arms.

Castro was arrested that evening. He
had also fathered a child with Berry
while she was in captivity; that girl
was 6 years old when freed. A judge
rejected Castro’s request to have
visiting rights with his daughter.
Elation over the women’s rescue soon turned to shock as details emerged about conditions of their captivity.
Investigators say they were bound with chains, repeatedly raped and deprived of food and bathroom facilities. Knight told investigators she was beaten and starved several times to force her to
miscarry. Castro was sentenced Aug. 1 to life in prison plus 1,000 years on his guilty plea to 937 counts including kidnapping and rape.

In a rambling statement, he told the
judge he was not a monster but a man suffering from a pornography
addiction.
“I’m not a monster. I’m sick,” Castro
said at his sentencing.
Knight was the only one of the three
who appeared in court at his
sentencing. “You took 11 years of my life away, and I have got it back,” she said in the hushed courtroom. “I spent 11 years in
hell. Now your hell is just beginning.”

Before his death, Castro had served
only one month of his prison term.

Source: Associated Press

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Posted on September 4, 2013, in News, Update. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The sick bastard saved the taxpayers a lot of money

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