Jury to hear whether convicted craigslist killer Richard Beasley should get death penalty

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.

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