Lawyers Give Closing Arguments In Craigslist Killings Case


UPDATED: Thursday October 25, 2012 6:51 PM

A jury is deciding the case of an Ohio teenager accused in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers.
           
Prosecutors in Akron concluded their case Thursday by portraying defendant Brogan Rafferty as a full accomplice who knew what he was doing and ignored opportunities to contact police.
           
Summit County prosecutor John Baumoel, says Rafferty was a partner with adult suspect Richard Beasley in executing people in the woods.
           
Defense attorney John Alexander says Rafferty was a 16-year-old child who feared Beasley would harm his family and didn't know how to get out of a horrible situation.
           
The now 17-year-old Rafferty could receive a life prison sentence without chance of parole if convicted of aggravated murder.
           
Beasley pleaded not guilty and will be tried separately.

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October 12, 2012: Ohio Kicks Off Case Against Teenager Accused In Craigslist Slayings
April 18, 2012:
Boy, 17, To Be Tried As Adult In Connection With Craigslist Slaying
February 17, 2012:
Teen Pleads Not Guilty In Craigslist Slayings
December 1, 2011:
Friend: Phony Job Ad Was 'Tailor Made' For Craiglist Victim
December 15, 2011:
Teen In Craigslist Case Transferred To Adult Court
November 30, 2011:
Man Tied To Craigslist Investigation Charged With 15 Prostitution-Related Counts
November 29, 2011:
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November 26, 2011:
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November 22, 2011:
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November 18, 2011:
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