Ariel Castro Found Hanged in His Cell

Ariel Castro, the 52-year-old man who kidnapped and raped three women over a 10-year period was found dead in his jail cell. Castro hanged himself. 



  • Reports state that Castro had been in protective custody, alone in a cell, and checked upon every 30 minutes.

  • Castro was found guilty earlier this year of the crimes against three kidnapped women: Michelle Knight, Georgina DeJesus, and Amanda Berry. He was sentenced to life in prison, plus 1,000 years for kidnapping and raping the women, plus murder.

  • He was found in his cell around 9:20 p.m.