Life or death? Jurors reach verdict in sentencing phase of craigslist killer Richard Beasley case

AKRON, Ohio - Life or death? Jurors will soon reveal whether craigslist killer Richard Beasley will be sentenced to die or life in prison without parole.

The judge will announce the verdict at 6 p.m.

Last week, a jury found Beasley guilty on all 26 counts, including multiple charges of aggravated murder.

Beasley lured men down on their luck through a phony craigslist job ad that promised work 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.

The jury will reveal their decision in 30 minutes. Beasley will either be sentenced to life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

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