Ariel Castro, the man sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for the abductions of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, is dead.
Castro was found hanging in his cell at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, south of Columbus, said JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
He was housed in protective custody, which means he was in a cell by himself and rounds are required every 30 minutes, Smith said. She had no other details about how he was hanging when he was found.
Emergency life saving measures were attempted by prison staff. Eventually he was transferred to the medical center at Ohio State University, where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m.
The piece of shit should have received the death penalty for what he did. Instead, the filthy, insufferable pig was sentenced to life without parole; which means our tax dollars would have been spent keeping this waste of skin alive for as long as he could breathe precious oxygen. He did everyone a favor. It’s just too bad the other prisoners didn’t get a hold of him first.
Good riddance to bad garbage.