Ariel Castro commits suicide, hangs himself with bedsheet, officials say
Michael Muskal and Matt PearceThe apparent suicide of Ariel Castro while serving a life sentence for abducting and repeatedly torturing and sexually abusing three women for a decade will be investigated, state officials said in the latest chapter in the Cleveland tragedy that mesmerized and horrified the nation.
Castro, 53, a former bus driver who was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years in prison as part of a plea agreement that saved him from death row, was found hanging in his cell in a state prison in Orient on Tuesday night, according to a statement emailed to reporters by JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for the corrections system. Prison medical personnel administered CPR and Castro was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour after he was found.
Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday morning, Castro's attorney Craig Weintraub said that the family was devastated by the news of the death. He said that although many people will probably wish Castro “good riddance,” the family wants a full investigation.
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"Ariel Castro commits suicide, hangs himself with bedsheet, officials say", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 02/10/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ariel-castro-commits-suicide-hangs-himself-with-bedsheet-officials-say