COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) - Arial Castro, the Cleveland bus driver who held three women captive for nearly a decade was found hanging in his cell at the Orient Correctional Reception Center south of Columbus.
Because of the notoriety of his case, inmate Castro was housed in protective custody which means he was in the cell by himself and checked every 30 minutes.
Officials confirm that prison guards found Castro in his cell around 9:20 last night and immediately called for their medical staff to perform life saving c-p-r.
Castro was rushed to the Ohio State University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 pm.
Castro was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 1,000 years for kidnapping three women between 2002 and 2004.
They escaped May sixth, when one of the women managed to yell for help.
In August, Castro pled guilty to 937 counts including kidnapping and rape.
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