A Summit County judge has upheld a jury's verdict, sentencing craigslist killer Richard Beasley to death.
AKRON, Ohio - Attorneys for a teen charged in a deadly Ohio Craigslist robbery scheme want a judge to prohibit prosecutors from using their client's statements at trial.
Brogan Rafferty of Stow will be tried as an adult in the case and is suspected of helping 52-year-old Richard Beasley lure victims with bogus job offers.
Three men were killed last year in Noble and Summit counties after responding to what authorities said was a bogus online job posting.
Rafferty's attorneys say their then 16-year-old client was coerced by investigators and a public defender who failed to properly research the case before plea negotiations.
Rafferty's attorneys said authorities also questioned Rafferty after his Nov. 16 arrest without his parents or an attorney present.
A triple killer who lured victims with bogus job offers on Craigslist faced a possible death sentence before an Ohio judge deciding his punishment.