Friday, November 9, 2012
The former Stow-Munroe Falls High School student said he was sorry and that he would testify against his co-defendant Richard Beasley in the crimes called the Craigslist killings.
"There's nothing I can say that will make things better," Brogan Rafferty said before he was sentenced to life in prison without parole by Judge Lynne Callahan Friday afternoon. The former Stow-Munroe Falls High School student, who was found guilty for nine counts of aggravated murder and more by a 12-person jury, agreed to testify against his co-defendant Richard Beasley. Rafferty's attorney, John Alexander, told the judge that he felt his client had remorse for the death of three in Noble County after they were lured there with bogus Craigslist job ads. Despite Rafferty's offer to testify in Beasley's case this winter and Alexander asking for a chance of parole, Callahan still gave Rafferty a life sentence without parole. Rafferty, now …
Sentencing was delayed for he teen who was found guilty in the crimes dubbed the "Craigslist Killings" until Nov. 9. Will Rafferty testify against Beasley?
Update: Brogan Rafferty was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. Click here to watch video of Rafferty speaking to the judge before his sentencing. ------------------------------------------------ The state's attorney general said a plea deal hasn't been arranged for Brogan Rafferty. But after more than an hour of talks behind closed doors Monday morning between prosecutors and attorneys, the teen's sentencing for murder charges was delayed to today, leaving to question if a deal is in the works. Rafferty, now 17, was found guilty by a 12-person Summit County jury a few weeks ago for his involvement in the death of three men and the injuries of a fourth in Noble County. He and his co-defendant Richard Beasley posted fake …
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 …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Brogan Rafferty, now 17, was at his arraignment Feb. 17 at the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
The 17-year-old did not appear in juvenile court Thursday.
Brogan Rafferty, the teen accused of murder in the crimes dubbed the 'Craigslist killings,' did not appear in juvenile court Thursday, but his lawyer said some hearings are coming up — including an arraignment in Summit County Common Pleas Court Friday morning. The four shooting cases were handled in Noble County originally, where some of the crimes happened, but the cases have been moved to Summit County. Two of the cases against Rafferty remain in juvenile court; the others are in adult court, said Rafferty's lawyer, John P. Alexander Jr. Rafferty's case was transfered from Noble County to Summit County because the case against his accused accomplice Richard Beasley is being handled in Summit, Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh's office said…