Teen Craigslist Murder Suspect Says He Was Ordered To Dig Grave

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Associated Press

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Updated Fri, Oct 19, 2012 7:48 am

An Ohio teen has been heard on tape saying he had been "ordered" to dig a grave for a man allegedly killed as part of a deadly scheme to lure victims with phony Craigslist job offers.  

Suspect Brogan Rafferty has been charged with killing three men along with his mentor, 53-year-old Richard Beasley. 

A fourth victim was shot and injured but escaped.  

The alleged incidents took place in Noble and Summit counties.            

The 17-year-year-old Rafferty is also heard telling investigators in a tape played in court Thursday in Akron that Beasley closely watched him following the first man's death.      

Rafferty contends that at one point, Beasley reminded the teen that he knew where his mother and sister lived.            

Rafferty could face life in prison if convicted of the attacks. The trial resumes Friday.

                

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