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Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro found hanged in cell

4 September 2013 Last updated at 23:01 BST

Ariel Castro, who kept women captive at his home in Cleveland, Ohio, has died after being found hanging in his cell.

Prison officials said he died in hospital after prison medical staff failed to revive him.

Castro, 53, held three women against their will for about a decade until May this year. He kept his victims chained up and raped them.

He was serving life imprisonment without parole.

David Willis reports from Washington.

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