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Ariel Castro Suicide

New Report Claims Castro Committed Suicide

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell, two corrections consultants conclude...

Steven Hoffer

Suicide Or Self-Pleasure? Coroner Weighs In On Cleveland Kidnapper's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Steven Hoffer | Posted 10.11.2013 | Crime

An Ohio coroner is standing by her conclusion that Ariel Castro committed suicide, despite a bombshell report that suggests the convicted kidnapper ma...

State Patrol Investigation May Shed More Light On Ohio Kidnapper's Death

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 10.11.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state patrol investigation may shed more light on the possibility that Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro di...

Did Ariel Castro Die From Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation?

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio — COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide, and two pris...

Prison Guards Failed To Check On Ariel Castro, Falsified Records

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say two prison guards falsified logs documenting their observation of Cleveland kidnapper Ari...

Cleveland Kidnapper's Final Moments

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coroner's final report confirms Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro died by hanging himself in his...

Ariel Castro Wrote Out Bible Verses Before Suicide

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 09.20.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro committed suicide by hanging himself with a sheet attached to a window hinge in his pris...

Ariel Castro's 1,000 Year Sentence Isn't the Longest Sentence on Record

Adam Banner | Posted 11.14.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

Life without parole plus 1,000 years. That is certainly making a statement. However, it is far from the longest sentence ever meted out to a criminal convicted of an especially heinous crime.

Ariel Castro's Prison Guards Suspended During Suicide Probe

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 09.11.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio prison officials on Tuesday placed two guards on leave during investigations into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper and rapist...

Castro Called Mother Of Kidnapping Victim: Report

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 11.06.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro said he called the mother of one of his captives and told the woman her daughter was alive and...

Authorities Investigate How Cleveland Kidnapper Killed Himself

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 11.04.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The family of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro planned to claim his body Thursday as investigations sought to determine how a m...

David Lohr

Castro Fought For Life, Then Killed Himself -- But Why?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.04.2013 | Crime

When Ariel Castro agreed to plead guilty to murder and kidnapping -- charges that would theoretically keep him in jail for more than a thousand years ...

Ariel Castro Taken Off Suicide Watch At Ohio Jail

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 08.05.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND — The Ohio man jailed on charges he held three women captive and raped them over a decade in his Cleveland house is no longer seen as ...