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Ariel Castro Hangs Himself In Jail Cell

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COLUMBUS, Ohio. (WLNS) - Ariel Castro, the man convicted of kidnapping, raping and torturing three Cleveland women for about a decade has killed himself.

Prison officials say Castro was found hanging in his cell Tuesday night. Police say Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight spent about 10 years in captivity in Castro's home.

They were rescued in May when Berry was able to escape and call police. Castro was serving life in prison, plus 1,000 years. Guards were checking on him every 30 minutes.

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