Ariel Castro, the man that held three women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight captive for years was found dead in his prison cell according to officials. The Arial Castro suicide sparked a vast array of statements ranging from “I’m glad he did it!” to people stating that they were upset that he did not face trial.
The man was found hanging in his jail cell on Tuesday and was able to avoid being seen by guards as a result of their 30-minute checkups. In between those checkups, it is assumed that Arial Castro was able to hang himself but no details have been provided as to how things actually took place.
Life saving measures were put into effect as soon as the guards found Castro, but he was pronounced dead more than an hour after being found, at 10:52 PM.
The People Have Spoken: Arial Castro’s Suicide Was “Good”
Just from looking at social media websites or the comments on articles regarding Castro’s suicide, it is easy to tell that the majority of people are happy with what he did. Although most consider him a “coward”, they are happy because of the quick justice and the fact that tax dollars will not keep him alive for decades to come.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty used the Ariel Castro suicide as a warning to other potential kidnappers:
This man couldn’t take, for even a month, a small portion of what he had dished out for more than a decade. Let this be a message to other child kidnappers: There will be a heavy price to pay when you are caught. You won’t enjoy the captive side of the bars.
By no means is it uncommon for a person facing life in jail to try, or succeed, in committing suicide, which makes it interesting that Arial Castro was not under suicide watch.
What do you think? Are you glad that Ariel Castro killed himself, or was he just a coward that should have faced trial?