A report released yesterday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on the death in prison of Ariel Castro tells us that the demise of the longtime proprietor of the Cleveland House of Horrors was a simple suicide. Despite the fact that he was discovered in his cell hanging from a bed sheet with his prison pants down around his ankles and no underwear, both autoerotic asphyxiation (the originally suspected cause of death) and retribution killing by another inmate or prison guard, have both been ruled out.
It was explained that the previously portly Castro had lost weight since his incarceration at the Orient, Ohio Correctional Reception Center, and had trouble keeping his trousers up. The revelation that he wrote a note that day quoting Biblical scripture is considered confirmation of his suicidal intentions.
So what does this all mean in the context of this sorry life?
A lot or almost nothing, depending on your interpretation.