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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 ...

Cleveland Kidnapper Found Dead In Prison Cell

Posted 09.04.2013 | Crime

Convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro was found dead on Tuesday evening, 19 Action News reported. He was 53. On Aug. 1, Castro was sentenced ...

On The Move

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 10.08.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND — The Ohio man who held three women captive in his home for a decade and repeatedly raped them has been moved from one state prison to...

'We Said We'll All Get Out Alive Someday'

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN SEEWER | Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- Free and safe, one of three women kidnapped and raped over a decade in a ramshackle home smiled lightly as her tormentor was led out of c...

SENTENCED

Posted 08.01.2013 | Crime

Ariel Castro was handed a sentence Thursday that will imprison him for the rest of his life as punishment for the abduction and nearly decade-long tor...

Castro Abandoned Love Life To 'Successfully Undertake Kidnapping'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.01.2013 | Crime

Ariel Castro abandoned his love life in order to successfully hold his victims hostage "without any interruption," prosecutors said in a sentencing me...

Victims' Diaries Talk Of Being Treated Like Animals In Castro Case

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 10.01.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, a onetime school bus driver faces sentenc...

Evidence At Sentencing Will Prove Castro Is A Monster: Prosecuter

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 09.30.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- Three women held captive in a run-down home for a decade kept diaries documenting the horrific physical and sexual abuse they suffered on...

Ohio Kidnapper's Son Speaks Out On Father's Sentence

AP | Posted 09.28.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- The son of the Cleveland man who admitted kidnapping, raping and enslaving three women for about a decade said Monday his father belongs ...