This definitely qualifies as “closure”: Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was found hung in his prison cell:
Ohio Rehabilitation and Correction officials said convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro was found hanging in his prison cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient.
Officials said he was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m.
Prison medical staff began performing lifesaving measures. Castro was transported to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m.
Castro was sentenced to life in prison for holding three women captive in Cleveland for more than a decade and raping them repeatedly.
He had been kept apart from the rest of the prison population for his own protection. But, it seemed, just as in the past, he couldn’t be protected from himself.
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.