Stories tagged with: Beasley

April 4, 2013 - 5:15am
3 years 7 weeks ago

A self-styled street preacher who teamed up with a high school students in a deadly plot to lure men with bogus craigslist job offers has been sentenced to death. A judge in Akron sentenced 53-year-old Richard Beasley Thursday. The jury that convicted him recommended last week that he be executed. Beasley was convicted of teaming up with a teenager in 2011 to lure men with offers of farmhand jobs in Noble County. Three men were killed and a four wounded. The co-defendant, then 16 was too...

March 11, 2013 - 5:18am
3 years 11 weeks ago

The murder trial of the alleged triggerman in the killings of three men lured by phony craigslist job officer in Noble County is winding down.  The trail judge in Akron has scheduled closing statements Monday.  Then the case against 53-year-old Richard Beasley will go to the jury for deliberations.  He’s charged with killing three men and wounding a fourth man.  Beasley, an ex-convict and one-time street preacher, could face the death penalty if convicted.  He...

December 28, 2012 - 10:33am
3 years 21 weeks ago

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...

January 25, 2012 - 12:02pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

A man suspected in a deadly Craigslist robbery scheme with ties to Noble County has pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder and kidnapping. An Attorney for 52-year-old Richard Beasley entered this plea Wednesday morning on his behalf. Beasley hid his face in his arms during his arraignment by video hookup from jail. He asked about news cameras in the Akron courtroom and said he worried that showing his face might contaminate the jury pool. He’s accused of killing...

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