Published Thu, Oct 25, 2012 10:30 am Dateline
Updated Thu, Oct 25, 2012 4:04 pm
A jury is deciding the case of an Ohio teenager accused in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers.
Prosecutors in Akron concluded their case Thursday by portraying defendant Brogan Rafferty as a full accomplice who knew what he was doing and ignored opportunities to contact police.
Summit County prosecutor John Baumoel says Rafferty was a partner with adult suspect Richard Beasley in executing people in the woods.
Defense attorney John Alexander says Rafferty was a 16-year-old child who feared Beasley would harm his family and didn't know how to get out of a horrible situation.
The now 17-year-old Rafferty could receive a life prison sentence without chance of parole if convicted of aggravated murder.
Beasley pleaded not guilty and will be tried separately.