Crime

Ariel Castro's Family Will Claim His Body Today

Committed suicide after being 1,000 years plus life sentence for the kidnapping, torture, and confinement of three women

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(Reuters)—The family of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, who hanged himself in prison, will claim his body later on Thursday, Franklin County, Ohio, coroner Dr. Jan Gorniak said.

Castro committed suicide on Tuesday by hanging himself with a bed sheet in his cell at an Ohio prison where he was serving a sentence of life plus 1,000 years for the abduction, torture and confinement of three women over about a decade.

"I spoke with the family today and I haven't heard of any complications whatsoever regarding services and burial," said Craig Weintraub, the defense attorney for Castro.

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