Teenager In Craigslist Case Could Be Tried As An Adult

By
Associated Press

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Updated Thu, Dec 15, 2011 5:17 am

A teenager accused in a deadly robbery team that lured victims with a phony Craigslist job ad could face charges in adult court.

Judge John Nau of Noble County Juvenile Court planned a hearing Thursday in Caldwell to determine whether Brogan Rafferty, 16, is accused of crimes so serious he should be tried as an adult.

Authorities say applicants answering a Craigslist ad for a job at a nonexistent cattle ranch in Noble County were robbed, then killed.

A second suspect, Richard Beasley, 52, is jailed in Summit County on unrelated drug and prostitution charges.

The Associated Press generally does not identify juvenile suspects, but Rafferty's name has been widely reported by local and national media outlets.
 

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