George Hiotis

Prison Officials say Ariel Castro Is Dead

by George Hiotis on September 4, 2013 at 4:27 am

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.