Ariel Castro dead; Cleveland kidnapper found hanged in prison cell.

 Ariel Castro, who was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years for kidnapping and raping three women, as well as murder, was found hanging in his prison cell Tuesday night, the state’s Department of Corrections said.

Authorities found Castro, 52, hanging in his cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, about 9:20 p.m., the agency said.

Prison medical staff tried to revive him but failed. Read more . . .