Castro Found Dead In Cell

Ken AshfordBreaking News1 Comment

Not Fidel.

The terrible one.  Ariel.

(CNN) – Ariel Castro, who was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years for kidnapping and raping three women, as well as murder, committed suicide in his prison cell Tuesday night, the Frankin County, Ohio, coroner's office said.

Castro hanged himself with a bedsheet, Dr. Jan Gorniak of the Franklin County Coroner's Office told CNN Wednesday.

Authorities found Castro, 52, hanged in his cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, about 9:20 p.m., the state's Department of Corrections said.

Prison medical staff tried to revive him but failed.

Castro was taken to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m.

Seems a fitting end to the whole sordid tale.