Richard Beasley

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Ohio Sentences Craigslist Killer to Death

Richard Beasley killed 3 men seeking farm jobs

(Newser) - A self-styled street preacher who teamed up with a high school student in a deadly plot to lure men with bogus Craigslist job offers has been sentenced to death. A judge in Akron sentenced 53-year-old Richard Beasley today; the jury that convicted him recommended last week that he be executed.... More »

Ohio Craigslist Killer Guilty, Could Get Death

Richard Beasley masterminded plot to kill jobseekers

(Newser) - The Ohio street preacher who masterminded a plot to kill jobseekers lured to an Ohio town by ads on Craigslist has been found guilty of killing three men. Relatives of the three victims hugged and Richard Beasley, 53, slumped forward in his wheelchair as the verdict was read out, the... More »

2 New Bodies Could Be Linked to Craigslist Scheme

One could be man missing more than a week

(Newser) - Authorities found two more bodies in Ohio today that could be connected to a suspected Craigslist murder scheme , potentially bringing the death toll to three. One body was found in a shallow grave near an Akron mall, the other in a shallow grave about 90 miles away in a rural... More »

Teen Arrested in Craigslist Killing

Victim lured by prospect of cattle ranching job

(Newser) - A 16-year-old high school student has been arrested in connection with what appears to be a plot to lure people to an Ohio town with Craigslist job ads and then kill them, police announced today. A 52-year-old, Richard Beasley, also is being held as a suspect, the Akron Beacon Journal... More »

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