The courtroom saga of the teen boy and his deranged mentor who posted job ads and killed the respondents has drawn to a close. The boy, Brogan Rafferty, now 18, was sentenced to life without parole. The older man in the scheme, Richard Beasley, has been sentenced to death.
It didn’t take long for an Ohio jury to convict Richard Beasley of the charges against him, including aggravated murder and murder. The next step for the same jury panel will be to decide whether to recommend the death penalty for the 54-year-old man.
In November, 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty was sentenced to life without parole for his part in three murders and one attempted murder. Now it’s time for an Ohio jury to decide the fate of the man Rafferty’s attorneys argued was the mastermind behind the killings. Jury deliberations began Monday evening.
An Ohio teenager has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for his role in the murder of three men and attempted murder of a fourth. Brogan Raffery, 17, was found guilty on October 30 of two dozen charges. His sentencing was delayed due to talks of a deal which would have spared Rafferty life without parole, the maximum sentence he faced.
An Ohio teenager accused of robbing and killing three men was found guilty Tuesday after four days of jury deliberation. Brogan Rafferty, 17, was convicted of 24 of the 25 charges against him; he was found not guilty of an identity theft charge. He now faces a possible penalty of life without parole.
A teenager on trial for the murders of three men says he cooperated with his alleged partner, Richard Beasley, 53, out of fear. In a taped police interview played for jurors last week, Brogan Rafferty, 17, says he was “ordered” to dig a grave for one of the victims, and that Beasley “watched him like a hawk.”
Jury selection is underway for the trial of Brogan Rafferty, 17, who along with co-defendant Richard Beasley, 53, is accused of luring men to their deaths using Craigslist. Rafferty and Beasley were arrested on November 16, 2011, in connection with three murders and one attempted murder. Authorities in Ohio believe the duo lured their victims using job postings on Craigslist seeking farm workers.