Lawyers: suppress Stow teen Brogan Rafferty craigslist case statements

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.

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