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Craigslist Murder Case: Richard Beasley, Ohio man, sentenced to death for killings of 3 men

This Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013 photo shows Richard Beasley in court at the Summit County Courthouse in Akron, Ohio. Beasley, a triple killer who lured victims with bogus job offers on Craigslist faces a possible death sentence when a judge decides his punishment in Ohio. Judge Lynne Callahan scheduled sentencing Thursday, April 4, 2013 for 53-year-old Beasley. He was convicted last month by a jury that recommended the death sentence. (AP Photo, Akron Beacon Journal, Ed Suba Jr.) Ed Suba Jr.

Richard Beasley sits in court at the Summit County Courthouse in Akron, Ohio on March 26, 2013
AP Photo, Akron Beacon Journal, Ed Suba Jr.

(CBS/AP) AKRON, Ohio - 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 was sentenced to death Thursday.

An Ohio judge sentenced 53-year-old Richard Beasley after a jury recommended last week that he be executed.

Beasley was convicted of teaming up with a teenager in 2011 to lure men with offers of farmhand jobs in southeast Ohio. Three men were killed and a fourth wounded.

Co-defendant Brogan Rafferty, who was then 16 years old, was too young to face the death penalty. Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole on his conviction last year.

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