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Ohio man Castro,who held three women captive,commits suicide

Castro was sentenced on August 1 to life in prison plus 1,000 years on his guilty plea to 937 counts.

Ohio 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.

Ohio abductor gets life without parole

Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says the 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 pm on Tuesday at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. Prison medical staff performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation before Castro was transported to a hospital,where he was pronounced dead.

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The three women disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004,when they were 14,16 and 20 years old. They escaped on May 6,when one of the women broke part of a door and yelled to neighbours for help. Castro was arrested that evening.

Castro was sentenced on August 1 to life in prison plus 1,000 years on his guilty plea to 937 counts including kidnapping and rape.

First published on: 04-09-2013 at 10:54:34 am
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