CRAIGSLIST KILLER CONVICTED Man Who Lured Victims With Craigslist Ad Convicted On Multiple Charges
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Wes Armstead
Reported: Mar. 13, 2013 2:16 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 13, 2013 2:22 PM EDT
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Akron, Summit County
A jury found an Akron man guilty on Wednesday in a deadly Craigslist robbery scheme.
Richard Beasley was accused of luring the victims with a Craigslist job ad.
Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Beasley was convicted of nine counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of kidnapping, four counts of having weapons with disability, one count of identity fraud, one count of grand theft and one count of petty theft.
The mitigation phase, during which the jury determines whether Beasley should be sentenced to death, is scheduled to begin March 20.