Posted: Mar 13, 2013 9:38 AM by NBC News
Updated: Mar 13, 2013 9:40 AM
(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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