Ariel Castro found dead in prison cell

By WBNG News

Ariel Castro found dead in prison cell

September 4, 2013 Updated Sep 4, 2013 at 8:33 AM EDT

Columbus, OH (CBS News) The Cleveland man convicted of kidnapping and torturing three women for a decade is believed to have committed suicide.

Castro was found hanging in his prison cell Tuesday night, according to prison officials.

Three women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, spent ten years in captivity in Castro's home in Cleveland.

The three were rescued in May 2012 when Berry escaped the home and called authorities.

In August, Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years.

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