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Castro Had Been on Suicide Watch Through June

Castro Had Been on Suicide Watch Through June
Posted Thursday, September 5th 2013 @ 9am  by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Ariel Castro wasn't on suicide watch when hehanged himself on Tuesday, but he had been previously. Much of the media—as well as Ohio's prison system—is still asking why and how, with much of the focus zeroing in on why he wasn't on suicide watch. Castro lawyer Craig Weintraub yesterday said his request for a psychological evaluation of Castro was denied just two weeks before the suicide, and he tells why he made the request—because Castro had previously been on suicide prevention at Cuyahoga County Jail. The AP reports that lasted until early June, and was apparently spurred by a 2004 letter that mentioned suicide.

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