BREAKING NEWS: Ariel Castro hangs himself in prison cell

Ohio correction officials have just announced that convicted Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro was found hanging in his jail cell Tuesday evening. Castro was pronounced dead at the hospital after medical staff at the prison tried to revive him unsuccessfully, according to the Associated Press. 

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Last month, the 52-year-old was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to hundreds of kidnapping and rape counts in a shocking case that rocked the world earlier this year.  

Because his crime was so horrific, Castro was kept away from the rest of the prison's population. But I guess that wasn't really necessary since he ended up taking his own life. I know it doesn't really matter, but I find it kind of hard to believe that he was able to kill himself if, supposedly, he was watched closely.

I'd like to think that he couldn't bear the idea of living with himself after destroying the lives of his victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight during the 10 torturous years their were in captivity in what was revealed to be a real-life house of horrors. But truth is that this was just another example of his cowardly ways. 

I can't help but think what his three victims must be feeling now that he's gone and he won't be spending another day in jail paying for his unspeakable sins...

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Topics: cleveland kidnapping  suicide