Jurors See Weapons Images In Craigslist Murder Trial

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Associated Press

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Updated Thu, Oct 18, 2012 8:18 am

Prosecutors say a suitcase filled with weapons was found in the bedroom of an Ohio teen accused of participating in a deadly scheme to lure victims with phony Craigslist job offers.  

Jurors in the Akron murder trial of 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty viewed images Wednesday of a sawed-off shotgun, a .22-caliber pistol, other weapons and ammunition.

Authorities say they recovered the cache from his bedroom last fall.      

None of the weapons has been conclusively linked to the three men Rafferty is accused of killing with his mentor, 53-year-old Richard Beasley.

A fourth victim was shot and injured but escaped. 

Rafferty, who is being tried as an adult, could face life in prison if convicted of the attacks. Beasley is being tried separately.

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