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Ariel Castro

John Esposito convicted in the 1992 abduction of Katie Beers was found dead in his cell at Sing Sing prison. (Credit CBS 2)

Man Convicted In Katie Beers Abduction Found Dead In Cell At Sing Sing

John Esposito, 64, was found shortly after a parole hearing, CBS 2 reported. It appears that he died of natural causes, according to the Department of Correction.

09/05/2013

Ariel Castro Accused Of Kidnapping And Sexual Assault

Officials: Ariel Castro Commits Suicide In Ohio Prison

Spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said 53-year-old Castro was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient.

09/04/2013

Koethi Zan

Fictionalized Account of Abduction Creates Buzz After Cleveland Kidnappings

First-time author Koethi Zan began writing her novel, “The Never List,” long before the case came to light. Now, because of the Cleveland kidnappings

08/05/2013

Ariel Castro in court for sentencing on Aug. 1, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Ariel Castro Gets Life In Prison Without Parole, Tells Judge ‘I’m Not A Monster’

The Ohio man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years.

08/01/2013

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus

2 Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Return Home; Lead Suspect Charged

Sources tell CBS News that Berry, 27, Michelle Knight, 32, and Gina DeJesus, 24, were all restrained for at least part of their decade-long captivity.

05/08/2013

Generic Police File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Good Citizen Or Nosy Neighbor: Would You Report Misgivings On Your Block?

The case of the women held in captivity for 10 years in Cleveland makes people wonder what they would do if such a thing happened in their neighborhood.

05/08/2013

Bianca Cruz, Daisy Cortes

Onetime Ariel Castro Acquaintance Looks Back In Horror

For a woman in Yonkers, the arrest of Ariel Castro in connection with the kidnapping of three women brought a shock of recognition.

05/08/2013

Katie Beers

Katie Beers On Cleveland Kidnapping Victims: ‘I Cannot Even Fathom’

When three women were found alive in Cleveland a decade after disappearing, Long Island kidnapping victim Katie Beers was flooded with a rush of buried memories.

05/07/2013