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Ariel Castro looks over at the prosecutors table during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Auto-erotic asphyxiation possible in Castro death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide, and two prison guards falsified logs documenting their observation of him in the hours before he died, the state […]

10/10/2013

Ariel Castro looks over at the prosecutors table during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Final report: Cleveland kidnapper killed self

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coroner’s final report confirms Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro died by hanging himself in his prison cell. The report by Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak (GOR’-nee-ak) says Castro […]

10/07/2013

Ariel Castro looks over at the prosecutors table during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio kidnapper called mother of 1 victim

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro said he called the mother of one of his captives and told the woman her daughter was alive and had become his wife, according to interrogation videotapes. […]

09/06/2013

Ariel Castro appears court for arraignment, charged with kidnapping and rape in connection with his allegedly holding 3 women captive for 10 years, Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Cleveland man’s suicide brings little sympathy

CLEVELAND (AP) — Residents in the tough Cleveland neighborhood where three women were secretly imprisoned for a decade reacted with scorn and grim satisfaction Wednesday after Ariel Castro hanged himself in his cell barely a […]

09/04/2013

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Reaction to Castro death

Ariel Castro, the man serving a life term in prison for kidnapping and repeatedly raping three women in his Cleveland home for 10 years has committed suicide in his jail cell. And while some are […]

09/04/2013

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio man who held 3 women captive found hanged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man serving a life prison term for kidnapping three women and repeatedly raping them in his home for nearly a decade has been found dead in his cell, and preliminary […]

09/04/2013

A 10-foot chain link fence surrounds the home of Ariel Castro in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Cleveland house in kidnap, rape case is demolished (see photos)

CLEVELAND (AP) — With several swipes from the arm of an excavator and a smattering of applause from spectators, demolition began Wednesday morning on the Cleveland house where three women were held captive and raped […]

08/07/2013

Members of the FBI evidence response team carry out the front screen door from a house where 3 missing women; Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight where found alive in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Ariel Castro’s house to be demolished this week

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland house where three women were imprisoned and raped for about a decade will be torn down this week. The electricity was turned off at Ariel Castro’s home on Seymour Avenue on […]

08/06/2013

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Billy Slagle. Aug. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation)

Ohio killer set for execution found hanged in cell

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man condemned to death for fatally stabbing a neighbor during a Cleveland burglary was found hanged in his cell Sunday just days before his Wednesday execution. Billy Slagle, 44, was found […]

08/04/2013

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight (l-r) in their YouTube video thanking the public for their support.

Fund for Cleveland women held captive tops $1.3M

CLEVELAND (AP) — A fund to help three Cleveland women who were held captive in a house for over a decade has now raised more than $1.3 million. Organizers of the Cleveland Courage Fund said […]

08/02/2013

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