November 27, 2014

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Two prison guards on leave during suicide probe

COLUMBUS (AP) — State prison officials have placed two guards on leave during investigations into the suicide of Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro.

Department of Rehabilitation and Correction spokeswoman JoEllen Smith says the two guards were on duty in the prison unit where Castro hanged himself.

Smith said Tuesday the two are on paid administrative leave until internal investigations by the department and a criminal investigation by the state highway patrol are completed.

Smith says guards Caleb Ackley and Ryan Murphy both joined the agency in 2007 and neither has ever been disciplined.

Messages were left for the union representing prison guards.

The 53-year-old Castro hanged himself with a bedsheet earlier this month, a few weeks into a life sentence for imprisoning three women in his home for a decade.


  • hottamomma

    i hope thats procedure, if not they should still be on the job. but at least they r still getting paid

  • ken m

    I hope these guards don t loose there jobs over this scum bag hanging himself..Castol did us all a favor …saved us hundreds of dollars on food,health care,and housing, there s many out there that don t have this!!