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Ariel Castro Dies In Cell

CLEVELAND, OH (CBS 2/FOX28) - Convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro is dead after an apparent suicide.

Authorities say he died after hanging himself in his cell late last night.

 A judge sentenced Castro to life in prison, plus 1,000 years, for kidnapping and sexually assaulting three young women for more than a decade.

Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina De-Jesus all survived after escaping captivity.

 Jail officials say Castro was in protective custody in a cell by himself and being checked on every 30 minutes. Ohio state police and the department of corrections are still investigating.

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