Teenage ‘Craigslist Killer’ Sentenced To Life In Prison
The 17-year-old accomplis who aided another 53-year old mad in a Craigslist scheme where they lured and murdered several victims into their lives using phony job ads has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
via CBS News
A teenager was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole Friday for his role in a deadly plot to lure men desperate for work with phony Craigslist job offers.
Judge Lynne Callahan sentenced 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty, who had been convicted on Oct. 30 of aggravated murder and attempted murder in the deaths of three men and wounding of a fourth.
The jury rejected the defense claim that Rafferty feared for himself and his family if he didn’t cooperate with his co-defendant, Richard Beasley of Akron.
The 53-year-old Beasley, described as the teen’s spiritual mentor, has pleaded not guilty and faces a Jan. 7 trial.
Prosecutors say the victims, all down in their luck and with few family ties that might highlight their disappearance, were lured with phony offers of farmhand jobs on Craigslist last year.
Even though we agree that this teenager deserves to be held accountable for his own actions, that grown a** man should be ashamed of himself for influencing this 17-year-old boy to throw his life away like that. SMH.
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