(AllHipHop News) Ariel Castro, the man who held three women captive in his Cleveland home, was found dead on Tuesday night. The 53-year-old’s body was discovered hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. He was later pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m at Ohio State University Medical Center.
Castro was recently sentenced to life in prison plus 1000 years after pleading guilty to kidnapping, raping, and torturing Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight. He was convicted of 937 total charges including murder.
The former school bus driver was in protective custody at Orient, Ohio’s Corrections Reception Center. He was required to be checked on every 30 minutes. His body was found during a routine security check.
An investigation by the Ohio Department of Corrections is ongoing.