Cleveland Kidnapper Hangs Himself in Prison Cell

Ariel Castro sentenced to life

After serving only 33 days of a 1,000 year prison sentence for kidnapping 3 Cleveland women, Ariel Castro hanged himself in his prison cell yesterday, the New York times reports.

Castro, 53, was found hanging in his cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday night. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Castro was placed on suicide watch after his arrest earlier this year for kidnapping 3 girls between 2002 and 2004 and keeping them captive in his Cleveland home.

A guard was supposed to check on the infamous prisoner in his cell every 30 minutes, a prison spokeswomen told The Times in an email. The spokeswomen said an investigation into the suicide is currently under way.

At his sentencing hearing, Castro portrayed himself as a victim of his abnormal sexual urges. “I believe I’m a porn addict. I’m not a violent person, I just kept them there without being able to leave.”

Now adults, one of the women, Michelle Knight, 32, (pictured above) spoke at Castro’s sentencing hearing.

Knight was a 20-year-old single mother when Castro lured her into his car in 2002 with the promise of a puppy for her son. She was starved and beaten each time she was pregnant, forcing her to miscarry five times. Today was the first time Knight saw Castro since she and Amanda Berry, 27, and Gina DeJesus, 23, were rescued from Castro’s Cleveland home on May 6. The women all disappeared between 2002 and 2004 when they were 14, 16 and 20.

Castro said he never forced himself on the women, and that at times the women asked him for sex. He said there was always “harmony in the home.”

The 2-story clapboard house at 2207 Seymour Avenue has since been torn down.

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  • Cleveland Dispatcher Under Fire for Heartless Handling of Amanda Berry’s 911 Call


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    33 Responses to “Cleveland Kidnapper Hangs Himself in Prison Cell”

    1. 1
      Cubarican says:

      Good. Now no one has to pay to keep him in jail for his billion year sentence.

    2. 2
      Mannie says:

      Special place in hell for this guy.

    3. 3

      I believe ole Spike Killed that azz :tea: but why I said this would happen :scared: creepy :nun:

    4. 4

      Castro was placed on suicide watch after his arrest earlier this year for kidnapping 3 girls between 2002 and 2004 and keeping them captive in his Cleveland home.
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      I just read he wasn’t placed on suicide watch :thinking: welp either way scum is maggot food nah!!! :coffee:

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      Anderson 1 says:

      An end to a horrible nightmare for all those involved.

    6. 6
      Anderson 1 says:

      An end to a horrible nightmare for all those involved.

    7. 7
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      Morning Roses. Yeah, I can’t feel bad for this man. :tea:

    8. 8
      MsB2u says:

      so this coward did us all a favor :mad:

    9. 9
      MsB2u says:

      good morning everybody
      :waves:

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      A.J. says:

      Castro said he never forced himself on the women, and that at times the women asked him for sex.<—say what nah?! o_O you forced them in the house which is the same! Good riddance!

    11. 11

      Castro portrayed himself as a victim of his abnormal sexual urges. “I believe I’m a porn addict. I’m not a violent person, I just kept them there without being able to leave.”
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      :blink: Um sir you was a sicko, non violent people tie folks up in chains, beats them to loose a child. Yeah ok ….. smh :tea:

    12. 12
      Cubarican says:

      mernin MsB :hi:

    13. 13
      A.J. says:

      Good Morning Sandra!!

      Jenie :kiss:
      Cuba
      Nakeya
      Mannie
      MsB
      Anderson

    14. 14

      Ole girl has some strong medication in her glasses :tea:

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    16. 16

      Knight was a 20-year-old single mother when Castro lured her into his car in 2002 with the promise of a puppy for her son. She was starved and beaten each time she was pregnant, forcing her to miscarry five times. Today was the first time Knight saw Castro since she and Amanda Berry, 27, and Gina DeJesus, 23, were rescued from Castro’s Cleveland home on May 6. The women all disappeared between 2002 and 2004 when they were 14, 16 and 20.
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      My god, folks sick out here :no: Lord have mercy :sad:

    17. 17
      Cubarican says:

      @Jenie- I was thinkin it….. just decided agasint saying it. :lol:

    18. 18
      Cubarican says:

      Hola A.J. :waves:

    19. 19
      MsB2u says:

      A.J.,Cubarican,jenie
      :hi:

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    21. 21
      MsB2u says:

      :hi:
      RAZZLE

    22. 22
      Milky says:

      Good morning :wave: <—- my rollcall list.

    23. 23
      A.J. says:

      Morning Razzle Dazzle and Milky!!

    24. 24

      I think it’s due time for me to change my gravie. :lol:

      AJ :happy:

      Milky

      MsB2U

    25. 25

      Cubarican says:

      @Jenie- I was thinkin it….. just decided agasint saying it.
      ____________________

      I am so not shyt :crying1: I blame the other roses :kona:

    26. 26

      Has anyone seen the new Superman movie :shock: that new superman is fine :hump: Hubba Hubba

    27. 27
      Crickett says:

      Someone needs to be fired, he should have been watched 24/7, he was supposed to suffer. Maybe someone helped him off himself.

    28. 28
      The Pearl! says:

      :hi: Everyone…this was bound to happen. I bet even the guards tormented his every waking moment. I’m just sorry he got off so easily.

    29. 29
      AllNYC says:

      Ain’t nobody shedding tears over this nasty ninja!!

    30. 30
      Sandra Rose says:

      Child molesters can’t tolerate being unable to satisfy their abnormal sexual urges. That’s why most of them work in the public school system or in daycares.

    31. 31
      BAD Angel says:

      I feel sorry for Amanda’s little girl. No telling what sort of trauma all of this has caused her. i hope they are all getting the help they need in order to deal with what the endured all that time and going forward.

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      Who Dat says:

      A guard was supposed to check on the infamous prisoner in his cell every 30 minutes, a prison spokeswomen told The Times in an email.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      He is probably the one who left a stack of freshly washed sheets outside that fugga cell.

      And a NOTE…

      Here you go. In case you want to go killyaself. I am tired of coming round here every 30 minutes.

      Love,

      Prison Guard Man.

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