Craigslist Murder Suspect Appeared In Court Today

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Updated Wed, Feb 8, 2012 4:44 pm

 

Update 4:45 p.m. There won't be a trial soon for an Ohio man suspected in the shooting deaths of three men lured to Noble County by bogus job listings on Craigslist.
 
Fifty-two-year-old Richard Beasley appeared in court Wednesday in Akron and waived his right to a speedy trial, a common move that allows more legal preparation time.
 
The self-styled chaplain from Akron has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and attempted murder in the slayings of three men and the wounding of a fourth. He could face the death penalty if convicted.
 
According to the Akron Beacon Journal, Beasley shielded his face from photographers, which he has done before in court. He says he wants to avoid contaminating the jury pool.
 
A 17-year-old co-defendant has pleaded not guilty to juvenile counts.

 

An Ohio man suspected in the shooting deaths of three men who were lured to Noble County by bogus job ads on Craigslist faces another court hearing.

Fifty-two-year-old Richard Beasley is scheduled for a pretrial hearing Wednesday in Akron on trial scheduling issues.
 
The self-styled chaplain from Akron has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder in the slayings of three men and the wounding of a fourth. He could face the death penalty if convicted.
 
A 17-year-old co-defendant has pleaded not guilty to juvenile counts. Brogan Rafferty was a student at Stow-Munroe Falls High School in suburban Akron when he was arrested in the fall.
 
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