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Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro found hanged in cell

Ariel Castro, who kept women captive at his home in Cleveland, Ohio, has died after being found hanging in his cell.

Prison officials said he died in hospital late on Tuesday, after prison medical staff failed to revive him.

Castro, 53, held three women against their will for about a decade until May this year. He kept his victims chained up and raped them.

He was sentenced on 1 August to life imprisonment without parole plus 1,000 years. The house was demolished.

David Willis says prison staff tried to perform "life-saving measures" upon finding Castro in his cell.

  • 04 Sep 2013
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