Summit County jury to resume Monday in Brogan Rafferty's craigslist killings trial

AKRON, Ohio - An Ohio jury concluded deliberations Friday without a verdict in the case of a teenager accused of participating in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers.

Prosecutors portray Brogan Rafferty, the teenage defendant in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers, as a full accomplice in the crimes.

Rafferty's lawyer says he was a scared child stuck in a horrible situation and afraid that, if he rebelled, he and his family would be killed.

Jurors got the case Thursday afternoon and will resume Monday.

Rafferty, 17, faces life in prison without chance of parole if convicted of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of the men last year. Two were killed in rural eastern Ohio and one was killed near Akron.

His co-defendant, Richard Beasley, who has pleaded not guilty and will be tried separately, could face the death penalty if convicted. As a juvenile, Rafferty can't be sentenced to death.

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