Cleveland rapist Ariel Castro found dead in cell

In this file photo, Ariel Castro (L) talks with his lawyer during a break in his trial on August 1, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Angelo Merendino/Getty Images/AFP

Ariel Castro, sentenced to life in prison for holding three young women captive and raping them for a decade, has been found dead in his prison cell, news reports said. CBS television and other US news outlets reported that the former Cleveland, Ohio school bus driver, who was sentenced to life in prison last month, was found dead in his cell late Tuesday, September 3. The 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell and officials tried but failed to resuscitate him, according to a statement from the Ohio Department of Corrections, according to TV station KTLA of Los Angeles.

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