The three women escaped from Castro's home on 6 May, when Amanda Berry broke part of a door and yelled to neighbours for help. A preliminary medical examination found his cause of death was hanging, said Dr Jan Gorniak, the Franklin County coroner.
Anyone who has information about where Ballard could be is asked to call Cleveland police or dialCiaccia said. Castro pleaded guilty to the charges against him, including multiple counts of kidnapping, rape and aggravated murder in connection with the beating of a pregnant captive until she miscarried. The prosecutor who tried him whoo him a "coward" unable to withstand "a small portion" of what he had inflicted. In the second Saturday incident involving Ballard, he is accused of approaching a woman on her porch and pushing her inside the house, Ciaccia said.
At his sentencing, Castro told the court that he had been "driven by sex", adding: "I'm not a violent predator… I'm not a monster, I'm a normal person. Now your hell is just beginning," she said. I have an addiction, just like an alcoholic has an addiction.
A former neighbour said Castro's death had cut short the life term called for in his plea deal. He said that he was "truly sorry" for what he had done.
A deal with prosecutors spared him a possible death penalty. Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro found hanged in cell Published 4 September media captionBBC's David Willis: "Upon finding Ariel Castro, prison medical staff began performing life-saving measures" Ariel Castro, who kept women captive at his home in Cleveland, Ohio, has died after being found hanging in his cell.
He chained the women, beat and raped them.
Amanda Berry was 16, and Michelle Knight, Jennifer Ciaccia said. Castro, 53, held three women against their will for about a decade until May this year.
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He then grabbed the woman and tried to pull her away, womenn The house was demolished. The woman screamed and fought off Ballard, and he left the scene, Ciaccia said. At that hearing, Ms Knight said Castro went to church every Sunday, before coming home to "torture" the women. Castro was sentenced on 1 August to life imprisonment without parole plus 1, years.
Once inside, he choked the woman, attempting to strangle her. In an interview last month after his conviction, Castro's lawyers said that he fit the profile of someone with a sociopathic disorder.
Prison officials said he died in hospital late on Tuesday, after prison medical staff failed to revive him. I will live on, you will die a little every day.
During the sentencing hearing, Judge Michael Russo told Castro there was no place in the world for womsn who enslave others. Shortly after he was transported to [the prison medical facility] where he was pronounced dead at pm. In the first instance, Ballard is accused of following a woman from a Tremont coffee shop.
He used a bed sheet. Castro Cleveladn with Amanda Berry. They expressed hope that researchers would study him for clues that could be used to stop other predators.
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