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Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Commits Suicide

A corrections official says Ariel Castro, the Ohio man who held three women captive in his home for a decade, has died in an apparent suicide, according to the Associated Press.


Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and Amanda Berry were held captive and raped in the house for over a decade.

Castro pleaded guilty to 937 counts of rape, kidnapping and aggravated murder. He was sentenced to life without parole.


The three women disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004 after accepting rides from Castro. They escaped his home May 6, when Berry, now 27, broke part of a door and yelled to neighbors for help. Castro was arrested that evening.



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Asked by gdiamante at 12:40 AM on Sep. 4, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What a chicken shit#t!
    Well, on a positive note, the taxpayers are now OFF the hook for paying for his stay in the big house.

    Answer by KTElite at 12:44 AM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • NO WAY! Suicide was too good for him. What a coward.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:45 AM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • I hope the ladies will someday be healed.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 7:13 AM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • Aw, gee...I'm crying so hard here.

    It was the easy way out for him, but then again, at least now the taxpayers aren't paying to clothe and feed his sick ass.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 7:33 AM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • Coward. He knew what could have happened to him in prison.

    Answer by m-avi at 7:47 AM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • Hopefully this brings some of his victims some closure.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:08 AM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • I was surprised to hear he hung himself after doing so much to avoid the death penalty. Maybe a life of solitary confinement was more than he thought he could face. I wish peace for his victims.

    Answer by Ballad at 3:56 PM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • Less evil on this planet is good news for me. One less convict to support for the rest of his worthless life is good news for me too. As for his family, most had written him off anyway. Now maybe his victims can have some real peace.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:18 PM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • Hmm too bad, he didn't suffer. And I agree 100% with mrsmom!

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 12:41 AM on Sep. 5, 2013

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