Opening arguments will begin this morning in the trial of a Stow teen accused in the deadly scheme to lure victims with bogus Craigslist job offers.
17-year-old Brogan Rafferty is being tried as an adult in the case and could face life in prison if convicted in the deaths of three men who answered the phony online ads for a job in Noble County. One man survived the attack.
Rafferty cannot face the death penalty because he was a juvenile at the time of the crime.
Last year, th ebodies of David Pauley, 51, of Norfolk, Va and Ralph Geiger, 55, of Akron were found in Noble County and the body pf Timothy Kern, 47, of Massillon, was found near Rolling Acres Mall in Akron.
Richard Beasley, 53, of Akron, who is considered to be Rafferty's mentor and the prime suspect, will be tried separately, and could get the death penalty.
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