Ariel Castro Cause of Death: Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation, Not Suicide?

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Convicted Cleveland kidnapper/rapist Ariel Castro may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide, according to a scandalous new report.

Two prison guards falsified logs documenting observations taken hours before Ariel Castro died, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction states.

Castro's pants and underwear were pulled down to his ankles when he was found, leading the state to forward those facts to the state highway patrol.

Officials there will investigate and consider the possibility of auto-erotic asphyxiation, which the new report suggests but does not formally conclude.

No one can say for sure if he practiced auto-erotic asphyxiation, whereby one achieves sexual satisfaction by briefly choking one's self into unconsciousness.

It also won't be hugely surprising considering that it's Castro.

According to CBS affiliate WOIO, the report says Castro had the Bible open and had pictures of his family laid out in a poster board format on the floor.

Castro, who held three Ohio women captive for a decade, did not leave a note and "multiple levels of assessment" did not find tendency toward suicide.

A comprehensive mental health evaluation reportedly found "no evidence of serious mental illness or indications for suicide precautions were present."

Surveillance video indicates that guards did not do at least eight required checks on Castro the afternoon and evening before he died behind bars.

Two checks were done properly just before Castro hanged himself.

The report also said an ambulance contracted to provide medical assistance at the prison was significantly late, though it likely didn't affect the outcome.

Staff additionally failed to make sure Castro watched a suicide prevention video when he first arrived in August after his sentence to life plus 1,000 years.

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Lets see, life plus 1000 years... yeah he had no reason to kill himself, none whatsoever - just a little bump in the road. He had everything to live for.

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Hopefully right now he's rotating on a hot grill like a hot dog down in Satan's 7-11! Ha ha!

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