Ariel Castro May Have Accidentally Choked to Death While Masturbating

Something known as auto-erotic asphyxiation

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Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office

Ariel Castro on May 7, 2013, one day after his arrest

A new investigation into kidnapper Ariel Castro’s death suggests prison guards may have falsified information regarding his supervision before his death, and that the actual cause may have been something known as auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide.

The investigation arose from allegations of prison guard misconduct surrounding the death of Castro, who pleaded guilty to keeping three women hostage in his Cleveland home for years, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Prison guards allegedly didn’t complete their supervision rounds and faked logs and records surrounding the infamous kidnapper’s death.

Investigators from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction noted that Castro was found hanging from prison a window hinge with his pants and underwear at his ankles on Sept. 3. They are now considering the possibility that Castro died from auto-erotic asphyxiation, a masturbation technique involving self-strangulation. Commonly known as AEA, the practice involves cutting off oxygen to the brain in order to intensify orgasms during masturbation or sex.

AEA deaths are often confused with suicide, and initial reports suggested that Castro’s death was also a suicide. But officials noted that Castro displayed no suicidal tendencies and did not write a suicide note.

Castro pleaded guilty to nearly 1,000 counts of kidnapping, rape, aggravated murder (forcing his victims to miscarry) and other crimes. He was sentenced to life without parole, plus 1,000 years, but had only served four weeks of his sentence at the time of his death.

[Columbus Dispatch]

55 comments
Channah
Channah

This is VERY OLD news.  I am surprised to see it here as news.

swansong68
swansong68

It's just better this way. He deserved to be put down after what he did.

glock2010
glock2010

Saved the tax payers a lot of cash, keeping this POS alive for trial.

BarbGabhart
BarbGabhart

LOL, i like the spin they are putting on this one.  Let's face it, someone took him out....as he should have been.  Now they want to cover up the fact that someone was capable of committing a murder under the wathc of the guards... big deal, some people needed to turn their backs on this one.

tjharrell14
tjharrell14

What an appropriate ending to the King of Scumbags.

mrbomb13
mrbomb13

What the Hell is wrong with people???  Autoerotic asphyxiation???  Psychology manages to find a way to make an excuse for every absurd and asinine behavior in the book.

In older times, this sicko would have either been rightly shunned by regular society, or been put away in an asylum if he became a danger to others.  

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

It seems to me that something like that would have been obvious at his autopsy, and according to the coroner, it wasn't.

He just killed himself.  Good riddance.  Get on with your lives...

wdfc
wdfc

that's a shame. it is a shame that his life ended with a good feeling.

lordofthefly
lordofthefly

Maybe he was looking in the mirror during the act and disgusted himself to death.

craigslistrr
craigslistrr

Yes, Yes, lets really do this right!, It's not enough to just accept that he is a sick freak and lock him up till he dies. Oh no, we have to conjure up some really sick twisted story to further our displeasure of him... Hey I have an idea!.. lets dig up his rotting corpse, drag it thru the streets so we can all spit on it, then draw and quarter it, and after his trunk is reduced to something resembling an unrecognizable blob.. then we can really show our distaste because  Justice wont  truly be  served until we maul him to the point of our  exhaustion...and then, maybe put him in the freezer so when we catch our breath, we can do it all over again!..

 because in a civilized world, its not enough to just cull the sick and twisted from the rest of the herd we have to take our frustration at the world we live in, out on them.

raidx259
raidx259

Good riddance. I hope he can't masturbate in hell.

Kinggrayiv
Kinggrayiv

lol. seriously??? Who comes up with these retarded stories??

Time needs to apply occam's razor.

Janette
Janette

Autoerotic asphyxiation, eh. Well, it does seems like a useful cause of death ... say ... like ... if someone wanted to perhaps ... cover up something. Hey, sounds as if maybe he was really murdered. Oh well, hate it for him.

MaryHamilton
MaryHamilton

I saw him a couple of weeks in prison at a visit with his parents... and he didn't appear to be a person that would take his life.... Prison guards should be fired if found guilty of being on-lookers and falsifying state records... could there be more inmates abused by such sick-o's

frustrated1
frustrated1

layers of lies to shield the truth from inquiring minds.

whatever really happened, like Dahmer before him, he's dead now;

like David Carradine, in Bangkok (no pun intended) Thailand, ... he's dead now;

whatever really happened.

buffalo.barnes102
buffalo.barnes102

Give me a minute, will you? There's too much on the table here. I'll come up with a good one in a minute...

chabeyline
chabeyline

Pffff Good in hell he will enjoy his pervert post life.

ChrisMedina
ChrisMedina

Whos cares if the guy died by JACKING OFF. Boo Hoo. Are we suppose to feel sorry and sad.

Look it the guys rap sheet.

ammiller
ammiller

Doesn't choking mean something lodged in his throat??? The article examines the possibility of asphyxia, not CHOKING. C'mon editors...

ToddGilbert
ToddGilbert

Well good reddens no loss.  A piece of garbage. Just throw him into the dumpster. 

leonvang
leonvang

He came and went. Thank god!

BetsyHarrington
BetsyHarrington

Thought when I heard he was dead; well at least he realized what an terrible thing he did, and then he took his life. Glad we, and the victims don't need to listen to the pathetic trial.

I gave him too much credit.

Openminded1
Openminded1

What a sick man like him would do to have an orgasm , he came, and went in his final orgasm, how poetic.

WienersPeener
WienersPeener

Well, at least he died doing what he loved. lol

jeffrey.sill
jeffrey.sill

Wow, I don't even know where to start with this hot mess.

BenIncaHutz
BenIncaHutz

Prison guards and the prison industrial complex in the country are severely flawed to the point of being useless.

chokingkojak
chokingkojak

@BarbGabhart   "Someone took him out"  -- agree with you there. 

And we don't hear any public outcry for some reason lol



JDCOMP1
JDCOMP1

@WhatsInYourMind  I Love the Darwin Awards, but so many people die this way I don't think its award worthy.

This death was way to good for the likes of him!

TallusRip
TallusRip

@mrbomb13 The guy who played Bill in the Kill Bill movies died from AEA.  It's not unheard of.  People take stupid risks all the time and sometimes they end up dead for it.  The problem today is that all the techniques of the past are considered cruel or unusual, and more people than we're comfortable admitting are turning out to be innocent.  Racial profiling is still alive  and kicking...look at these rich white execs who swindle people for millions and only spend a year or two in jail, while some poor black guy steals a TV and ends up in prison for 25 years.

AdamLee
AdamLee

@mrbomb13 In older times auto-erotic asphyxiation was actually widely practiced and accepted among the majority. As society has matured, fetishes have become more uncommon and taboo.

TallusRip
TallusRip

@wdfc He's dead now, what difference does it make?  Killing prisoners on death row with with oxygen deprivation (nitrogen replacement) would be far cheaper and more humane than the lethal injection we use, but people are so determined to make a death sentence be as cruel and painful as possible with today's laws that they won't allow it.  One of the big Pro Death Penalty folks in Texas outright refused to consider using Nitrogen as an execution tool because he didn't want the prisoner to die with a smile on his face (oxygen deprivation will cause hallucinations and euphoria before death.)  The guys gonna be dead...pretty sure that doesn't change.  HOW WE kill them says more about us than it does about the prisoner.

AdamLee
AdamLee

@leonvang I'm not sure if he actually came though...? My guess is that he suffocated to death before he was able to come.

ToddGilbert
ToddGilbert

@LornaDune @ToddGilbert Don't you love people you go to such lengths to point out a typo. You must feel so superior and good about yourself now. You showed me. Haha. Good riddens.

BenIncaHutz
BenIncaHutz

@ToddGilbert @BenIncaHutz Only an idiot or pervert would think that a kidnapper and rapist jacking off and accidentally killing himself in jail is a good outcome. I hope your parents are proud of you and your accomplishments(like putting your socks on this morning).

TallusRip
TallusRip

@Openminded1 I'm a liberal and I'm glad the dude aced himself.  I don't care how he did it or in what state of arousal he was in at the time.  Killing himself saved us the time and money for having to keep and feed him till he dies of old age.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@BenIncaHutz @Denesius @ToddGilbert Listen bleeding heart liberal, this is a forum to rant, state your opinion and post it, not about writing a f-ing novel. Most everyone is not sad that Castro is gone. and most do not care how it happened. He is dead, and that is not a great loss.  Get over it.

BenIncaHutz
BenIncaHutz

@Denesius @BenIncaHutz @ToddGilbert Denesius, please explain your logic. When determining someones punishment we should factor in the costs to the state? Seriously? What do you figure the punishment should be for speeding tickets or for tax fraud? Should we just pull Bernard Madoff out of his cell and put a pullet in his head to save some money? Please explain your position in detail. 

Denesius
Denesius

@BenIncaHutz @ToddGilbert at the cost of $45000 per year for incarceration (not counting future medical care, legal appeal expenses, etc), and a life expectancy of 40 years, I figure the guards saved the state almost $2 million. So yes @BenIncaHutz, I also think it's a good outcome, and I'm not wearing socks....


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