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Castro Hangs Himself In Prison Cell

In this July 26 photo, Ariel Castro sits in a Cleveland courtroom where he pleaded guilty to 937 counts of rape and kidnapping for holding three women captive in his home for a decade. Castro, 53, serving a life sentence for the kidnapping and rape, was found hanging in his cell, Tuesday night at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio. Story here. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Question: Good riddance to bad trash?

Ariel Castro agrees to plea

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade agreed to plead guilty Friday in a deal to avoid the death penalty.

In exchange, Ariel Castro would be sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years, prosecutors said.

Castro was in court Friday morning to enter the guilty plea. When asked if he understood he would never be released from prison, Castro said: “I do understand that, your honor.”

He added, “I knew I was pretty much going to get the book thrown at me.” More.

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