Judge postpones craigslist killer Richard Beasley sentencing; now set for April 4, 2013

AKRON, Ohio - A Summit County judge has rescheduled craigslist killer Richard Beasley sentencing.

It was supposed to take place Tuesday, but NewsChannel5 was told by court workers that an emergency medical condition of one defense attorney prompted Judge Lynn Callahan to delay her ruling.

Sentencing for Beasley is now set for April 4 at 10 a.m.

Beasley lured men down on their luck through a craigslist ad that promised a job as a caretaker on a large farm in Noble County.

Ralph Geiger, of Akron, and David Pauley, of Va., were shot and buried in shallow graves in a wooded area in Caldwell, Ohio. Timothy Kern, of Massillon, was shot and buried in a similar grave behind Rolling Acres Mall in Akron.

A fourth man, Scott Davis, of S.C., was shot by Beasley in Noble County, but he escaped and was a key witness against Beasley during the trial.

Teen co-defendant Brogan Rafferty was sentenced last year to life without parole. Because of his age, he wasn't eligible for the death penalty.

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