Castro was also watched closely in Cuyahoga County Jail in the several weeks after his arrest and before his case was resolved by a guilty plea, with logs noting his activity every 10 minutes. He was taken off county jail suicide watch in early June after authorities determined he was not a suicide risk.Doesn’t do much to increase my faith in the ‘authorities’, nor in the experts upon whom they rely.
- There were plenty of people, most prominently his fellow inmates or any guards who might have been related to one of his victims, who might have wanted to kill him.
- He had good reasons to kill himself – certainly he knew he was never going to get out. He might even, if he had a bit of humanity, have felt remorse and shame.
And a third possibility is a combo of the other two:
- The ‘authorities’ knew that he was suicidal and didn’t give a damn, taking him off suicide watch in the hope that he would go ahead and do it.
In any case, I’m not going to lose much sleep wondering which it is.