Deliberations Start In Craigslist Case

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Updated Fri, Oct 26, 2012 9:39 am

UPDATE 9:40 A.M. An Ohio jury has resumed deliberations in the case of a teenager accused of participating in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers.           

Prosecutors have portrayed defendant Brogan Rafferty as a full accomplice in the crimes, while his defense attorney argues he was a scared child stuck in a horrible situation.           

The 17-year-old Rafferty faces life in prison without chance of parole if convicted of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of the men last year.          

The 12-person Akron jury resumed its deliberations Friday morning after getting the case the afternoon before.        

One man was killed near Akron and two more in rural eastern Ohio.           

A fourth man was shot in eastern Ohio but survived.


An Ohio jury is headed into the first full day of deliberations in the case of a teenager accused of participating in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers.           

Prosecutors have portrayed defendant Brogan Rafferty as a full accomplice in the crimes while his defense attorney argues he was a scared child stuck in a horrible situation.            

The 17-year-old Rafferty faces life in prison without chance of parole if convicted of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of the men last year.      

A 12-person Akron jury was scheduled to resume deliberations Friday morning after getting the case the afternoon before.               

One man was killed near Akron and two more in Noble County.               

A fourth man was shot in eastern Ohio but survived.

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