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.