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Mar 13, 2013 12:38 PM by NBC News

Craigslist killer convicted

(WKYC) An Ohio jury has convicted accused "Craigslist Killer" Richard Beaseley of murder.

Beasley faced 26 criminal charges, including the murder of three men, the attempted murder of a fourth, and theft and identity fraud.

Prosecutors say he used phony Craigslist ads to lure his victims to a remote farm in Noble County, Ohio.

Prosecutors said Beasley and Brogan Rafferty used the job postings as bait in a robbery plot aimed at down-on-their-luck victims with few family ties that might highlight their disappearance.

Beasley's teenage co-defendant Brogan Rafferty, too young to face the death penalty, was convicted in late 2012 and sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.

Jurors reconvened on Tuesday at 9 a.m. to resume deliberations after receiving the case late Monday afternoon. Jurors were sequestered overnight during their deliberations.

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