ByCrimesider StaffCBS NewsOctober 29, 2012, 9:39 AM
Ohio Craigslist Murders: Jury returns in Brogan Rafferty case
Brogan Rafferty, 16, of Stow, Ohio listens during a hearing in the courtroom of Judge John W. Nau at the Noble County Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, in Caldwell, Ohio. Rafferty faces juvenile charges of aggravated murder, complicity to aggravated murder, attempted murder and complicity to attempted murder in the death of one man and the shooting of another. Authorities say the teenager was involved in a scheme in which applicants answering a Craigslist ad for a phony job at a nonexistent cattle ranch in Noble County, 90 miles south of Akron in rural southeastern Ohio, were robbed, then killed.
Ed Suba Jr.,AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal
(AP) AKRON, Ohio -- An Ohio jury is headed into the second full day of deliberations in the case of a teenager accused of participating in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers.
A 12-person Akron jury was scheduled to resume deliberations Monday morning after getting the case late Thursday.
Prosecutors have portrayed defendant Brogan Rafferty as a full accomplice in the crimes while his defense attorney argues he was a scared child stuck in a horrible situation.
The 17-year-old Rafferty faces life in prison without chance of parole if convicted of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of the men last year.
One man was killed near Akron and two more in rural eastern Ohio.
A fourth man was shot in eastern Ohio but survived.