George Hiotis

Trial Delayed In Craigslist Murders

by George Hiotis on December 28, 2012 at 9:33 am

A Murder trial has been delayed for an Ohio man who prosecutors say lured his victims with phone craigslist job officer in Noble County.  Summit County court records showed the trial date for 53-year-old Richard James Beasley has been pushed to February 19th.  It had been scheduled to start January 7th in Akron.  The delay came after a change in lawyers for Beasley.  Beasley has pleaded not guilty to charges in a 27-count indictment.  He’s accused of the shooting deaths of three men who authorities say were lured to a rural area by bogus job ads on craigslist.  He could face the death penalty if convicted.  A 17-year-old boy, Brogan Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in November after being found guilty of assisting in the plot.