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Don’t be glad Ariel Castro is dead

There are no tears to be shed, no grief to be found, in the death of a monster. But there's no satisfaction in it either.

On Tuesday evening, Ariel Castro – the man who in July was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years in prison in connection with the abductions and rapes of three Cleveland women – was found hanging from a bed sheet in his cell. The circumstances of Castro's death raise a number of questions – though the 53 year-old was not on suicide watch, he was in protective custody. Ohio corrections spokeswoman JoEllen Smith told reporters Tuesday that Castro had been "in a cell by himself," with guards required to check in on him "every 30 minutes at staggered intervals." Smith says, "A thorough review of this incident is under way."

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