Jury to hear whether convicted craigslist killer Richard Beasley should get death penalty
Jen Steer, newsnet5.com
11:49 PM, Mar 19, 2013
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.