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Castro was watched closely in the Cuyahoga County Jail in the several weeks between his arrest and his guilty plea, with logs noting his activity every 10 minutes. He was taken off the suicide watch in June after authorities concluded he was not a suicide risk.
In an interview last month, Castro’s lawyers said that their client clearly fit the profile of someone with a sociopathic disorder and that they hoped researchers would study him for clues that could be used to stop other predators.
Associated Press writers Thomas J. Sheeran in Cleveland and Kantele Franko in Columbus contributed to this report.
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