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Ariel Castro commits suicide in prison

Ariel Castro commits suicide in prison

Via AP:

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.

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


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Couldn’t wait to go to hell, could he?

legacyrepublican | September 4, 2013 at 1:23 am

Would he have lived longer if the prosecution had sought the death penalty instead of reaching a deal that gave him life in prison?

Whilst I am not in the least bit saddened by this monster’s passing. I am reminded of the joke about the mob informer who died in prison, “He slipped on a bar of soap, and stabbed himself in the back……17 times.”

Was this an “Assisted” suicide? seems bloddy likely to me.

    mzk in reply to Paul. | September 4, 2013 at 2:51 am

    I have to seriously attack the idea that we should be taking the coward’s way out and giving extra-judicial punishments. If something is just and proper, do it though the system.

    There are two basic requirements of government – defense and justice. And that includes protecting people in the prisons from death or treatment that will make them want to kill themselves.

    The only exception is for people who murder in prison while serving life (or close to it) sentences. There has to be a deterrent.

    sequester in reply to Paul. | September 4, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Yes the event does raise concerns about assisted suicide. Extra-judicial punishment meted out by inmates or guards should not be ignored.

He cheated justice. He should have had to rot in jail for many years.

OTOH, he will never rape again and the tax payers aren’t gonna be spending money on him anymore (except to cremate/bury him).

In the end, he showed himself to be a coward. He could imprison but could not bear to be imprisoned.

    cowards usually don’t have the courage to kill themselves. The whole affair just plain stinks, any which way you look at it.

    The only positive is that the victims can rest easier at night, knowing he’s gone.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to Juba Doobai!. | September 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

    “He could imprison but could not bear to be imprisoned.”


Hanging was too good for him.

Thousands of billable hours will be sorely missed by lawyers who were scheduled to work on his mandatory appeals case.

General P. Malaise | September 4, 2013 at 10:33 am

has he done anything different then what occurs in certain countries that follow the religion of peace.

If only the lawyers speaking out would have been concerned for the four hostages that Castro imprisoned for all those years. Craig Weintraub, Castro’s attorney said:

“We’ll find out exactly what happened. I understand that the public in general is probably going to say, ‘Well, good riddance.’ But this is a human being, we are in a civilized society, and we expect that the person will be protected when they’re institutionalized, and so there is an obligation on the part of the prisons. I would doubt that the prison officials would dispute that they have an obligation to ensure that there won’t be a suicide or anything else. And we pray that there wasn’t anything else.”

But we also hear from CNN legal mouthpiece for what it is worth:

“His punishment was to be kept in prison until he died a natural death,’’ attorney and legal commentator Areva Martin told TODAY Wednesday. “And the prison guards, the prison administration will be held accountable for his suicide.”

I would guess that the Orient prison folks will suffer the same fate as the Jeffrey Dahmer’s guards at Columbia Correctional – those unnamed, unidentified and unconvicted guards who left a cleaning crew of three murderers (including Dahmer) unattended for up to 20 minutes prior to the serial killer’s demise.

I would like to thank Mr. Castro for saving the tax payers a great deal of money.

So he only has 1000 years left on his sentence?