I know we didn’t follow the story on the blog, but we did watch it on the news, when Ariel Castro was convicted of kidnapping and rape in Ohio and sentenced to life in prison. Well, he finished his sentence in record time according to a Columbus Dispatch article sent to us by Preston;
Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said the 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient.
Prison medical staff performed CPR before Castro was transported to the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University, where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m.
Castro had been transferred to the Orient facility in early August from the Lorain Correctional Institution.
He was housed in protective custody at Orient, which means he was in a cell by himself and was checked on every 30 minutes at staggered intervals, Smith said.
“A thorough review of this incident is underway,” Smith said in a statement last night.
Yeah, I think they should thoroughly investigate the case, too, then they can figure out how to help others of equal depravity hurry along their life sentences.