Ariel Castro, who was convicted earlier this year of kidnapping three women and holding them captive in his home for almost 10 years, and repeatedly sexually assaulting them, has committed suicide on Tuesday night in his Ohio jail cell, according to an Ohio corrections official as reported to Fox News on Sept. 3.
Castro, 52, was found hanging in his cell at the Corrections Reception Center at 9:20 p.m. their time in the town of Orient. Prison medical staff endeavored to perform lifesaving measures and then Castro was relocated to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m.
Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years on August 1 for kidnapping and sexually assaulting Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus while he held them captive in his Cleveland home. He had fathered a daughter with Berry, whom he was banned from seeing as a result of his sentence.
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