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Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Kills Himself

Cleveland monster Ariel Castro committed suicide in his prison cell, NBC News reports:

CastroKidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro was found hanged in his jail cell just a month after being sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years for holding three women captive in his Cleveland home, a prison official said early Wednesday.

Medical officials tried to revive the 53-year-old former school bus driver after he was discovered around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, authorities said. Castro was transported to Ohio State University Medical Center but was pronounced dead at 10.52 p.m.

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  1. Special nook in hell for this one.

    Posted by: whitneyisadude | Sep 4, 2013 7:15:28 AM

  2. no such thing as hell. hell is other people, as castro proved

    Posted by: gomez | Sep 4, 2013 7:35:12 AM

  3. An egotistical, psychopathic freak. And there's more to this story. No way others weren't aware what was going on. I can't comprehend how anyone could be so lacking in empathy.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 4, 2013 7:40:22 AM

  4. They were getting him fitted for a new necktie and he fell off the chair.

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 4, 2013 8:38:54 AM

  5. His punishment is over, that's not right or fair. This is one of the reasons I'm against the death penalty: it's a get out of jail free card.

    Posted by: Joseph | Sep 4, 2013 8:39:40 AM

  6. He was kept in a solitary confinement cell, under constant surveillance, under conditions where he had to ask for every square of toilet paper when and only when he needed it. Such cells have been effectively suicide-proofed: even if there was anything from which to hang something (typically, lights are recessed) and his bed would have been bolted to the floor. The only way he could have killed himself would be to tie one pant leg around the bars of his cell, the other around his neck, and lean back until he strangled himself, which would have taken a long time. None of the guards saw this until after the fact? Give me a break.

    It is very unlikely that this was suicide.

    And before people start screaming that he was a monster who deserved to die, let me ask: does our judicial system have any meaning? Without the aegis of court order, murder is murder, otherwise, we are no better than Russia handing "undesirables" over to the mob.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Sep 4, 2013 9:23:20 AM

  7. And here I didn't think I could despise him any more than I already did. Although @GREGORY IN SEATTLE: interesting theory... kinda gives me pause for thought.

    Posted by: Lucas H | Sep 4, 2013 9:39:53 AM

  8. Greg, you're spot on. And the answer to that question is no.

    Posted by: whitneyisadude | Sep 4, 2013 10:03:41 AM

  9. Greg, only a dumb moron would think he deserved to die and that this was suicide.

    Rat, as a pathological sociopath-did you hear him DENY imprisoning them? Saying that they wanted to stay there?-suicide is ALWAYS there choice when they are caught. So either he was very f*cking lucky and some dumbass Christian thought he was getting rid of 'evil' as prison is too soft OR a relative/friend of this man who works/has connections with the prison, did his fellow sex pest a favor.

    The crazy, sad and depressing thing about this case which was completely ignored like humans love to do was why these women were able to be missing for soo, soo long under the noses of everyone in that town.

    How was this man able to have people around and be such a social butterfly.

    Why did the police never bother about these women and were so slack in the first place?

    Castro had help to fulfill these sick fantasies. He's dead now so we will never how many were police men or people who worked in the prisons.

    Because he so obviously was guilty-it was his home, no one bothered to follow anymore paths that would lead to accomplices.

    Oh well.

    Posted by: Rowan | Sep 4, 2013 10:20:15 AM

  10. Dude, you could have done that years ago and saved everybody some trouble.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Sep 4, 2013 10:22:41 AM

  11. @Joseph: Amen. I'm glad you raised one of the less frequently mentioned reasons for being against the death penalty.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Sep 4, 2013 12:05:41 PM

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