Ariel Castro Dead By Frank Lenzi Published: Sep 4, 2013 at 7:10 AM PDT Last Updated: Sep 4, 2013 at 7:10 AM PDT Share this story Comments print email Ariel Castro sits in the courtroom during the sentencing phase Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, Castro, a onetime school bus driver faces sentencing for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Ariel Castro has apparently taken his own life in prison. He is the man who kidnapped and tortured three women for more than a decade in his Ohio home. ABC's Scott Goldberg has details.