Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro commits suicide in prison

Posted by on Sep 04, 2013 at 9:01 am

He just couldn’t face a millennium behind bars.

Ariel Castro — the monster who held three women as his personal sex slaves for a decade in a Cleveland house — committed suicide last night by hanging himself in his prison cell, officials said.

The sick fiend was being kept in protective custody in Ohio’s Corrections Reception Center in Harrisburg after being sentenced last month to more than 1,000 years in prison.

The 53-year-old inmate was found hanging at 9:20 p.m., officials said.

He was able to off himself even though guards were supposed to be checking on him every 30 minutes.

“Upon finding inmate Castro, prison medical staff began performing lifesaving measures,” Joellen Smith of the Ohio Department of Corrections said in a statement.

“Shortly after, he was transported to [Ohio State University Medical Center], where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m.

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