A Summit County judge has upheld a jury's verdict, sentencing craigslist killer Richard Beasley to death.
AKRON, Ohio - The sentencing phase begins on Wednesday for the Akron man convicted of killing three after luring them with fake craigslist job postings.
On March 12, a Summit County jury found Richard Beasley guilty on 26 charges including nine counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted murder.
The 53-year-old used online job posts to bait victims to a Noble County in southeast Ohio, prosecutors said. That's where Beasley and Brogan Rafferty, 18, robbed and killed three men, and injured a third.
Rafferty was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
During the mitigation phase, jurors will decide whether to recommend the death penalty for Beasley.
A triple killer who lured victims with bogus job offers on Craigslist faced a possible death sentence before an Ohio judge deciding his punishment.
A Summit County judge has rescheduled craigslist killer Richard Beasley sentencing.
A judge in Ohio must make a life-or-death decision in sentencing a self-styled street preacher for the murders of three down-and-out men lured by Craigslist job offers. You can watch a live stream on newsnet5.com or app.
Jurors have recommended that Richard Beasley, the man convicted of murdering men by luring them with a phony craigslist job ad, die for the crimes.
Life or death? Jurors will reveal at 6 p.m. whether craigslist killer Richard Beasley will live or die.
Jurors are now deliberating the fate of craigslist killer Richard Beasley, deciding whether he will live or die.
The sentencing phase begins on Wednesday for the Akron man convicted of killing three after luring them with fake craigslist job postings.
The mother of convicted murderer Richard Beasley thought he would be found innocent in the craigslist murder case.
A self-styled street preacher accused in a deadly plot to lure men with phony craigslist job offers and then rob them was found guilty of aggravated murder and could face the death penalty.