Ohio Jury Has Verdict In Craigslist Killings Case

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Updated Tue, Oct 30, 2012 4:39 pm

An Ohio jury has reached a verdict in the case of a teenager accused of participating in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers.

The 12-person jury in Akron informed the judge Tuesday afternoon it had reached a decision in the case of 17-year-old defendant Brogan Rafferty.

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

Rafferty was tried as an adult and faces life in prison without chance of parole if convicted of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of the men last year.

One man was killed near Akron and two more in rural eastern Ohio. A fourth man was shot in eastern Ohio but survived.

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