May 31, 2013

Why isn't man charged with murdering baby in jail?

I noticed that Denzel Castile is no longer on the Erie County jail's inmate roster. Can you tell us if he did post bond or was he transferred out of Erie County? Lisa on Mason Road.

Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth provided the following answer pertaining to Denzel Castile:

Mr. Castile was transferred from the jail and admitted to the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital, an Ohio Department of Mental Health in-patient facility in Toledo, on May 22, 2013, pursuant to an application for emergency admission to the hospital (commonly known as a "pink slip").

This action was taken after Mr. Castile's mental health condition was evaluated at the jail by a mental health professional/public health officer employed by Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services.
 
The evaluation resulted in a determination being made that his needs at that time would best be served by hospitalization.  
 
The sheriff's office has placed a written hold order at the hospital for Mr. Castile. When we are notified that Mr. Castile is ready to be discharged from the hospital, we will pick him up and transport him back to the county jail for reincarceration pending further court action.
 
Denzel Castile, 19, is charged with killing his 11-week-old cousin Athena Castile about two weeks ago.
 
An Erie County judge set Denzel's bond at $1 million related to his aggravated murder charge.
 
Witnesses at the scene told authorities Denzel stabbed Athena several times within his grandparents' Dewey Street home.
 
To view an active roster of who's in the Erie County jail, click here
 
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Comments

CagedBirdSings

I believe that he is currently in a mental hospital, that is why he is not on the jail rolls.

Darwin's choice

Is he chained up in there?

Noitall

50+ years ago, a team of doctors would have simply just given him a lobotomy and that would've been the end of it. He'd sit like a vegetable for the rest of his life. Now, it's going to eat up alot of taxpayer $$$ by trying to prosecute him.

itssad1

I agree NOITALL it isn't like he wasn't seen doing it. No need for a trial guilty guilty guilty . I feel for his family though but not for him mental or not.

Noitall

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights) and Personal information.

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SmithMan1

He has a record

bondgirlM

I don't care what is best for HIS needs.

stepham2009

SmithMan1....Yes Denzel has a record....most of the charges on there are for what he recently did to Athena.....Now BEFORE you go BLOWING off at me let me state that I am NOT EXCUSING what he did.....He is in a mental hospital because he NEEDS to be there....He has no recollection of what happened, where he is at, or why he is where he is....This kid was a STRAIGHT A STUDENT and NEVER EVER had a violent streak in him....ASK ANYONE WHO ACTUALLY KNEW him (teachers, friends, people in the community that he interacted with, etc etc etc) and you will get the SAME RESPONSE.....This was NOT WHO this kid was...The Denzel that did this AWFUL crime is NOT the Denzel any of us KNEW or LOVED....I pray that NONE of YOUR family members EVER do anything like this because TRUST me it is an AWFUL thing to LIVE through....I,too, heard that someone slipped something in a drink of his and he has not been right since then...IF that IS the case THAT person should be ASHAMED of themselves because they have DESTROYED 2 young lives and the lives of SEVERAL people that these 2 young lives were a part of.....PRAYING FOR ALL INVOLVED!!!! BUT ultimately Denzel will have to face the consequences of his actions....Do we REALLY need to add more hurt and pain to an already horrible situation?? Why can't we ALL just pray for the families this tragedy has impacted and keep our negative comments to ourselves????

Onemanforce

Nuts or not, he took an inocent baby's life!!! Again, take him out the way he took Athena from this world. Simple. Yes, I said it.

Swiftshot

Blaming it on a slipping additive into a drink? Pfft!! Try again

Onemanforce

Register: I saw a comment was deleted because of "......presumption of guilt......" Seriously? Many witnesses, including an SPD Officer. No presumptions here: GUILTY.

bella39

It's sad anyway you look at it!...Not ONE person will ever understand how one could commit such a crime {in front of police at that!}without believing their
NUTS!!so with that being said...IT IS WHAT IT IS AND NOT ONE OF US CAN DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT! LET JUDICIAL SYSTEM {RIGHT OR WRONG} DO THEIR THING ALL WE COULD DO IS JUDGE LIKE WE ALL BEEN DOING {GOD HELP US}...

ladydye_5

If "something" was slipped in his drink, did he see a doctor? Tox screen to see what it was? Was it proven he was slipped something?

angelgabrielle11

I have to agree with stepham2009..... and @ladydye_5, he went to firelands' emergency room that very day and they sent him home even though he said there was something wrong with him. He obviously had something laced, because that was not like him. He was a straight A student, well mannered, his family went to church often. He was the kind of kid who said, "Yes, sir, yes ma'am." He was in the military and from what I know he was fine until he got something that really messed him up so he left. He hasn't been the same since. I'm not saying what he did was wrong. Not at all. It is SICKENING and DISGUSTING and DISTURBING. Extremely. Its sad to think you could fall so drastically in such a short time. I think that he definitely needs to get some help, and then serve some time in prison..... But honestly, its the familys opinion that really matters. In the meantime, people shouldn't be talking crap if they don't know the family or understand the situation. Theres nothing anyone can do now. The baby is already dead. RIP Athena Castille....

luvblues2

Really? "He was in the military and from what I know he was fine until he got something that really messed him up so he left."

TuffNutts2011

If he did drugs voluntarily and then went crazy and killed a baby that's still his fault. Drugs are illegal.