'Craigslist Killings:' Richard Beasley GUILTY
Mitigation to determine if Beasley will be sentenced to death begins March 20.
Richard Beasley, the 53-year-old Akron man involved in the "Craigslist Killing" crimes with Stow teen Brogan Rafferty, was found guilty on several charges March 12.
The following was provided by Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine:
- Nine counts of Aggravated Murder with
- Gun specification
- Multiple victims death specification
- Aggravated robbery death specification
- Kidnapping death specification
- Under detention death specification
- One count of Attempted Murder with a gun specification,
- Four counts of Aggravated Robbery with gun specifications,
- Four counts of Kidnapping with gun specifications,
- Four counts of Having Weapons Under Disability,
- One count of Identity Fraud
- One count of Grand Theft, and
- Two counts of Petty Theft.
The jury will determine whether Beasley should be sentenced to death during a mitigation phase that is scheduled to begin March 20.
- Nine counts of Aggravated Murder with firearm specifications
- One count of Attempted Murder with a firearm specification
- Four counts of Aggravated Robbery, a felony of the first degree, with firearm specifications
- Four counts of Kidnapping, a felony of the first degree
- One count of Grand Theft, a felony of the third degree
- One count of Grand Theft, a felony of the fourth degree
- Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fourth degree
- Three counts of Petty Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree
"There's nothing I can say that will make things better," Rafferty said before he was sentenced to life in prison without parole by Judge Lynne Callahan in November.