Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who kidnapped three young women and kept them captive in his basement for ten years, was found hanging in his cell at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night. He was transported to a hospital but was pronounced dead at 10:52 pm.
According to Ed Gallek, a reporter for Cleveland's Action 19 News, Castro was in protective custody and was supposed to be checked on every 30 minutes. His body was reportedly discovered during a regular security check.
BREAKING: Corrections official: Ohio man who held 3 women captive for a decade has committed suicide— The Associated Press (@AP) September 4, 2013
"He was housed in protective custody which means he was in a cell by himself and rounds are required every 30 minutes at staggered intervals," JoEllen Smith of the corrections department told CNN in a statement.
"A thorough review of this incident is underway," she added.
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