Teen Craigslist Murderer Sentenced To Life In Prison

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Associated Press

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Updated Fri, Nov 9, 2012 2:47 pm

An Ohio teenager has been sentenced to life in prison in a deadly plot to lure men desperate for work to Noble and Summit counties with phony Craigslist job offers.            

The judge sentenced 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty on Friday in Akron on his conviction for aggravated murder and attempted murder.

Three men were killed and a fourth victim was shot but survived.   

The sentencing was delayed from Monday amid talks on a deal for leniency in return for Rafferty's testimony against the alleged triggerman.        

The jury rejected the defense claim that Rafferty feared for his life if he didn't cooperate with co-defendant Richard Beasley.              

The 53-year-old Beasley has pleaded not guilty and will be tried in January.

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