Published Fri, Mar 1, 2013 8:43 am Dateline
Jurors in Akron have heard testimony from a man about how his father planned to reply to a Craigslist ad that prosecutors say led to his slaying in 2011.
The testimony came Thursday in the trial of Richard Beasley, 53. He's accused of killing three men lured by phony Craigslist job postings.
Nicholas Kern testified that his father, Timothy Kern, was finalizing plans to take a job as caretaker of a large farm in Noble County.
Timothy Kern was found shot to death in the woods behind an Akron mall where authorities say he met Beasley to talk to about the job.
Beasley has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and kidnapping charges.