Ariel Castro, the Cleveland native who kidnapped and sexually assaulted 3 now-women, was found hanging in his Orient, OH jail cell.
For his heinous crime, Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years. He made life a living hell for Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Gina DeJesus.
19ActionNews has the Wheard:
JoEllen Smith from the Department of Corrections released this statement:
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.