Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead in his Cell

Ariel Castro, 53, the man found guilty of keeping three women captive for a decade in his makeshift-prison home has been found hanged in his cell. According to the results of a preliminary autopsy, Castro, who was not on suicide watch after his sentencing last month, hung himself in his cell on the night of September 3, 2013.

Lawyers: Cleveland Kidnapping Suspect Not a Monster. So What Is He?

Lawyers for accused kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro are urging the public to withhold judgment of their client, saying that Castro, who is accused of abducting three teens and keeping them captive as his sex slaves for a decade, has been mischaracterized in the media. So what kind of person would commit such a crime?