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 …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
However, a firearms identification expert said he can't say if the bullets found at the crime scenes were from those guns.
It was day four of Brogan Rafferty's trial in the Craigslist case. Rafferty, now 17, is charged with felony counts of murder and is facing life in prison. On Wednesday, Special FBI Agent Bonnie Hartmann was on the stand to talk about the weapons founds in Rafferty's room. Hartmann said she found a .22 caliber handgun, two knives, a sawed-off shotgun in a briefcase. Another shotgun was found behind a door. Jonathan Gardner, a firearms identification expert with the Bureau of Criminal Identification, examined the guns and the bullets found at the crime scenes in Noble county, where three me were killed after being lured to a farm with a bogus Craigslist ad for work. Richard Beasley is also facing murder charges for being involved with 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 …
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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Monday, January 23, 2012
The charges in Summit County replace those in Noble County in Craigslist killing case.
Brogan Rafferty was arraigned in Summit County today for his involvement in the crimes dubbed the Craigslist killings in southern Ohio. Rafferty, 16, who was a Stow-Munroe Falls High School student when he was arrested November, now faces three counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated robbery and four counts of kidnapping in Summit County, according to Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh's Office. The prosecutor's office filed a motion to try him as an adult, but the court will have a hearing on that motion at another date yet to be determined, said April Wiesner, director of communications for the prosecutor's office. Rafferty is currently being held at the juvenile detention center on Dan Street in…
Friday, January 20, 2012
Richard Beasley was officially charged in connection with the "Craigslist Murder" killings in southern Ohio. It was announced during a press conference Jan. 20, 2012.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Brogan Rafferty, 16, will face charges of attempted murder and one count of aggravated murder and complicity to aggravated murder.
Stow-Munroe Falls High School student Brogan Rafferty, 16, will face murder charges as an adult. Noble County Juvenile Court Judge John Nau order Rafferty's case to be transferred to adult court. The change means that Rafferty could face stiffer penalties if convicted. The teen is being held on $1 million bond. Rafferty is charged with attempted murder, one count of aggravated murder and complicity to aggravated murder as an adult. The charges stem from the discovery in late November of two bodies in shallow graves in Noble County. The two had been shot to death. Investigators say the two responded to a job ad posted by the teen and Akron resident Richard Beasley on craigslist. A third person who responded to the ad escaped after being …
Noble County Juvenile Judge John Nau planned a hearing Thursday in Caldwell to determine whether the 16-year-old Stow-Munroe Falls student will be tried as an adult.
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The Summit County Prosecutor will handle the cases against the two Craigslist murder suspects.
Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said the decision to try both suspects in the Noble County Craigslist murder investigation in Summit County was because it will be in the best interest of the victims and their families. The 16-year-old former Stow-Munroe Falls High School student has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated murder and complicity to aggravated murder on Nov. 29. If charges are filed against Richard Beasley, 52, of Akron, in the Craigslist investigation of murder and attempted murder, Walsh said her office will prosecute the case. The prosecutor's office said it plans to seek the death penalty against Beasley if charged. The teen and Beasley are suspects for their alleged involvement with two deaths and injuring a man in …