Jurors heard more testimony Friday in the case against alleged Craigslist killings mastermind Richard Beasley.
NewsChannel 5 cameras were in the courtroom as Joyce Grebelsky testified that Beasley's unusual behavior started when he wanted to be known by a new name: Ralph Geiger.
"He just said that he wanted be a different person," she said.
"He said he didn't want to go back to jail."
Ralph Geiger was one of the men murdered in Noble County as part of a lure-to-kill scheme centered around phony Craigslist job ads. Grebelesky said she knew Beasley from church.
Grebelesky told the jury she also received a strange letter from Beasley in jail after he was arrested. It included a hand-drawn map and instructions to destroy a wallet and computers inside his Gridley Avenue home. The letter also included a warning.
"Do not tell anybody about this," it read.
Grebelesky instead called the FBI and found the wallet of Ralph Geiger along with his driver's license, social security card, and birth certificate inside of it.
Jurors were also shown a surveillance video from the Waffle House in Springfield Township that appeared to show a meeting between Richard Beasley and murder victim Timothy Kern.
Jack Vickery, a special agent with the FBI was called in to testify Friday.
"A white man wearing khaki pants, white shoes, and a red hat matched the description of Timothy Kern," Vickery said.
Kern was shot multiple times and buried behind Rolling Acres Mall.
Prosecutors say Beasley killed three men and injured a fourth in 2011 in connection with the scheme.
If convicted, Beasley could be facing the death penalty.
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