The two prison guards who were assigned to watch over the Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro have been suspended from work pending an investigation into Castro’s suicide earlier this month, reports Action News 19.
The two corrections officers have been identified as Caleb Ackley and Ryan Murphy. Both officers have been with the corrections service since 2007, they will be on paid leave. According to records, Ackley is paid over $42,000 per year as an employee of the Rehabilitation & Corrections Compare Ohio State Rehabilitation & Corrections Department Employees.
Both Corrections Officer will be on leave pending the outcome of the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigation and Prison System review.
— Scott Taylor (@ScottTaylor19) September 10, 2013
Castro was convicted to live imprisonment as well as 1,000 years for his monstrous crimes of kidnapping, rape and the murder of unborn children. His three victims, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were freed on May 6 after years in captivity.