Report: Ariel Castro 'found hanging in his cell'

Prison spokeswoman JoEllen Smith is cited as saying that Ariel Castro was found hanging in his cell at 9:30pm (2:30am UK time) last night.

Prison medical staff performed CPR before he was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, she said.

Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to 937 counts including kidnapping and rape.


Ariel Castro found dead in cell

Ariel Castro, who held three women captive for a decade in the US state of Ohio, has been found dead in his cell, a prison official has confirmed.