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Convicted Kidnapper/Rapist Ariel Castro Found Dead in Cell

September 3rd, 2013 - 9:41 pm

“52-year-old convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro was found hanging” Tuesday night inside his Ohio prison cell, Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO reports, quoting JoEllen Smith of the Ohio Department of Corrections:

Inmate Ariel Castro was found hanging in his cell this evening at 9:20 pm at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. He was housed in protective custody which means he was in a cell by himself and rounds are required every 30 minutes at staggered intervals.  Upon finding inmate Castro, prison medical staff began performing life saving measures. Shortly after he was transported to OSUMC where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 pm. A thorough review of this incident is underway and more information can be provided as it becomes available pending the status of the investigation.

As Dan Riehl notes at Breitbart.com, “Castro had been sentenced to life plus 1,000 years for kidnapping and sexually assaulting Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus while holding them captive for over a decade.”

NBC News adds:

At [Castro's] sentencing, Knight confronted Castro, reading a damning statement.

“I spent 11 years in hell,” she told her tormentor, “your hell is just beginning.”

Perhaps literally so, tonight.

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He kept those women locked up for 10 years and he couldn't make it past 30 days.
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Spares us the expense of housing this scum for 50 years. Don't see a downside.
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I will not be able to attend his funeral but will be sure to send a nice card saying I approve. - Mark Twain
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I was going to propose him to replace Boehner. Too bad he died.
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So now that he's done life, do the authorities have to keep the corpse in the cell for the 1,000 years part?
It seems more germane to have life without parole for these events and skip the farcical sentences. His is the longest I've heard of but I recall a case in Arizona that totaled some 400 years. The prisoner would have been eligible for parole in 100 years or so.
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The devil wants to separate us from God, and it looks like he won this one. Not a happy thing.
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Time for the Happy Dance!! I think I'll hoist a couple to his eternal damnation tonight.
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I bet this moron's family sues the prison for neglect.
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I am reminded of a cartoon I saw years back. A fellow is standing with his hands in his pockets, addressing a group of people who are evidently enjoying a nice dinner party on someone's patio. In the background a pleasant landscape stretches off to some distant mountains. In in the mid-ground, a giant snail, big as a house, is approaching. The fellow causally comments,

"Amble, everyone. Amble for your lives. The Giant New Zealand Carnivorous Snail is coming."

Somehow I suspect a similar level of urgency was exhibited by the staff when they found Castro hanging.
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He kept those women locked up for 10 years and he couldn't make it past 30 days.
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He started committing suicide the first time he thought about kidnapping a girl. Karma is a real mother for ya.
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Karma let him off too easy IMO.
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Still. it's a bit puzzling how one guy, kept three women hostage for ten years and still reported to work every day.
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