July 17, 2013
Ariel Castro, 52, is shown in this Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office booking photo taken on May 9, 2013. (Special Photo: Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office/Handout via Reuters)
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Former school bus driver Ariel Castro, sentenced to life in prison for the abduction, rape and torture of three Cleveland women he held captive for years in his house, was found dead in his Ohio prison cell late on Tuesday.
A former Cleveland school bus driver, Ariel Castro, agreed on Friday to plead guilty and be imprisoned for life for kidnapping and raping three women he held captive in his home for about a decade.
Ariel Castro enters plea on 977 charges, but lawyers say they are working on a deal to avert trial.