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Lawyer Doesn't Want Rafferty's Statements Used in 'Craigslist Killings' Trial

The Stow teen's attorneys say their client gave comments to a public defender who allegedly did not properly research the case before plea negotiations.

The lawyers for the now 17-year-old from Stow  for the crimes dubbed the "Craigslist killings" are asking a judge to prohibit using statements made by Brogan Rafferty in a trial. 

. Some of his cases were originally being handled in the Summit County Juvenile Court system, but they were moved to adult court.

According to a NewsNet5.com story, the request by the attorney as because Rafferty "was coerced by investigators and a public defender who failed to properly research the case before plea negotiations."

Attorneys claim Rafferty was questioned by a public defender and authorities without his parents or an attorney present after he was . 

Continue to check Stow Patch for updates in this case. 

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