Stories tagged with: Castro

September 4, 2013 - 4:27am
51 weeks 12 hours ago

Corrections officials say Ariel Castro, who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade has committed suicide at a State Prison facility.  Officials say 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell Tuesday night at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, south of Columbus.  Prison medical staff performed cpr before Castro was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

August 1, 2013 - 2:41pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

The man convicted of imprisoning three women in his Cleveland home for a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years. 53-year-old Ariel Castro had pleaded guilty to 937 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault. A plea deal struck last week spared him from a possible death sentence for beating a starving a pregnant victim, Michelle Knight, until she miscarried. The women disappeared separately between 2002 and...

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