I awoke this morning to news that made me gasp — but didn’t surprise me in the least.
Ariel Castro, the man who held those three young women captive for 10 years or more in Cleveland, Ohio, hanged himself in his prison cell.
This animal had pleaded guilty to the charges of kidnap and murder and was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years in prison. His lawyers talked him into the guilty plea to avoid the death sentence.
Turns out that Castro couldn’t stand being locked up. He couldn’t tolerate being hassled by others behind bars. He hated being deprived of the freedom he once enjoyed.
Turnabout wasn’t exactly “fair play,” according to Castro … or so it seems.
I’ll be interested to know a couple of the details of this guy’s death, such as the extent to which the medical staff tried to revive him. Did any prison administrators ever think he just might pose a suicide risk? If so, how was he allowed to have bed sheets or anything else that could be used to strangle himself?
Well, the family members of the victims he terrorized for a decade — not to mention the women themselves — who likely wanted some semblance of closure by removing this guy from the ranks of the living have had their wish come true.