Craigslist Killer Convicted

Published 03/13 2013 10:59AM

Updated 03/13 2013 11:01AM


(WKYC)  An Ohio jury has convicted accused "Craigslist Killer" Richard Beaseley of murder.

Beasley faced 26 criminal charges, including the murder of three men, the attempted murder of a fourth, and theft and identity fraud.

Prosecutors say he used phony Craigslist ads to lure his victims to a remote farm in Noble County, Ohio. 

Prosecutors said Beasley and Brogan Rafferty used the job postings as bait in a robbery plot aimed at down-on-their-luck victims with few family ties that might highlight their disappearance.

Beasley's teenage co-defendant Brogan Rafferty, too young to face the death penalty, was convicted in late 2012 and sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole. 

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