Monday, November 5, 2012
The Stow teen was originally scheduled to be sentenced Monday morning after a jury found him guilty of several charges, including aggravated murder, last week.
After waiting a little more than an hour in Judge Lynne Callahan's courtroom Monday morning, the sentencing for Brogan Rafferty was delayed until Friday at 1:30 p.m. Rafferty was found guilty by a 12-person jury last week of nine counts of aggravated murder and more for his involvement in the death of three and injuring a fourth after the men were lured to a farm in Noble County with a bogus job ad on Craigslist. Rafferty's attorney, John Alexander, said he could not comment further Monday morning. The 17-year-old former Stow-Munroe Falls High School student faces life in prison without chance of parole if convicted of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of the men last year. Rafferty will not face the death penalty because he is a …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The former Stow-Munroe Falls High School student heard his verdict today in Summit County Court of Common Pleas after three days of jury deliberation.
Brogan Rafferty, the now 17-year-old involved in the "Craigslist Killings," is guilty. That's according to a 12-person Summit County jury after three days of deliberation. The counts are listed below for each of the four victims. The jury found Rafferty not guilty of identity fraud. The teen, who was 16 when arrested, faces life in prison without a chance of parole if convicted of aggravated murder. His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. in front of Judge Lynne Callahan. The 17-year-old faces life in prison without chance of parole if convicted of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of the men last year. Rafferty will not face the death penalty because he is a juvenile. Richard Beasley, who is said to be Rafferty's mentor…
Friday, October 26, 2012
"Cast aside by his drug-addicted mother, left to fend for himself as a kindergartner by his always-at-work father, Beasley provided Rafferty an eager ear and guidance."
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Stow teen Brogan Rafferty is suspected of helping his mentor, 53-year-old Richard Beasley of Akron, lure victims with bogus job offers on Craigslist.
Jury selection began Tuesday morning at Summit County Court of Common Pleas for the adult trial of Brogan Rafferty, the now 17-year-old who is facing felony murder charges. Three men were killed last year in Noble County and Summit County, after responding to what authorities said were bogus online job postings. The men who died were identified as: Scott Davis of South Carolina escaped after being shot in the arm by hiding in woods until it got dark. He has been subpoenaed to testify at Rafferty's trial. Jury selection is expected to last several days and the trial will go on throughout October. Rafferty will not face execution because he is a juvenile. If convicted, he could face life in prison. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty…
Friday, September 14, 2012
“I did not shoot anyone, sir,” Brogan Rafferty said in one of the tapes.
Fox 8 News reports that three audio tape statements that "Craigslist Killing" suspect Brogan Rafferty gave to police were played in a hearing on Thursday at Summit County Court of Common Pleas. The lawyers for the now 17-year-old from Stow, who pleaded not guilty for the crimes dubbed the "Craigslist Killings," previously asked a judge to prohibit using statements made by Rafferty in a trial. According to his lawyer, Rafferty "was coerced by investigators and a public defender who failed to properly research the case before plea negotiations." Attorneys claimed Rafferty was questioned by a public defender and authorities without his parents or an attorney present after he was arrested in November. But, despite the request, three of the …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Brogan Rafferty, the teen from Stow charged with murder along with his so-called mentor Richard Beasley, are not to contact each other while in jail, according to a Summit County judge.
The now 17-year-old from Stow who pleaded not guilty for the crimes dubbed the "Craigslist killings" and the man who has been called his mentor and is also facing murder charges, Richard Beasley of Akron, were ordered to not have any contact while in Summit County Jail, according to a NewsNet5.com story. Rafferty was arraigned in February and his bond was continued at $1 million. Some of his cases were originally being handled in the Summit County Juvenile Court system, but they were moved to adult court. He is currently in Summit County Jail, where Beasley is being kept as well. Rafferty, who was a Stow-Munroe Falls High School student when he was arrested in November, faces three counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Brogan Rafferty had two of his cases transfered to the general division of the common pleas court April 18, 2012.
Brogan Rafferty, the Stow 17-year-old charged in a deadly Craigslist scheme, waived his right to a probable cause hearing for two cases that were remaining in juvenile court April 18. Rafferty's juvenile cases join the two he's already been indicted on in Summit County Court. "His case will be transferred to the General Division of Common Pleas Court if the grand jury indicts him on two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of kidnapping," said the juvenile court's outreach coordinator, Don Ursetti. "He will still stand trial in Summit County on the Noble County charges and when and if the Grand Jury indicts, the charges will be merged." Rafferty's cases were transferred from Noble County, where the …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Stow teen charged in the crimes dubbed the 'Craigslist killings' has agreed to waive a hearing and have charges against him merged in adult felony court, his attorney said Monday.
Brogan Rafferty, the now 17-year-old who is facing adult and juvenile charges in a Craigslist scam, has waived a hearing and agreed to have his charges merged in Summit County Court. According to Rafferty's Attorney John Alexander, the teen will waive his right to a hearing on being tried as an adult Wednesday, which means the teen could face life in prison. Alexander said that would clear the way for juvenile court charges in the deaths of two men to be merged with adult charges originally from Noble County in the death of a third man and an attack on a fourth victim. Rafferty has pleaded not guilty to all charges. A hearing to determine if Rafferty should be charged as an adult in two of the four cases is scheduled for Wednesday and …
Monday, April 2, 2012
The new trial dates are April 18 and 19 in Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio's court room in Akron.
Brogan Rafferty, the teen accused of murder in the crimes dubbed the 'Craigslist killings,' was arraigned in adult court on charges, but still has a probable cause hearing in Summit County Juvenile Court this month. Rafferty's case was transferred from Noble County (where police said the crimes took place) to Summit County because the case against his accused accomplice Richard Beasley is being handled in Summit, Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh's office said. Rafferty, who was 16 when he was arrested in November, faces three counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated robbery and four counts of kidnapping in Summit County. He has pleaded not guilty. The death penalty is not possible because of …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Brogan Rafferty has a trial date set for Oct. 9 for the attempted murder of one man and murder of another in Noble County.