Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence For Craigslist Killer
The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Richard Beasley, the man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers.
The court ruled Friday in the case of the 58-year-old death row inmate. In 2013, he was convicted in Summit County of partnering with a teenage boy in 2011 to lure victims with promises of jobs on an Ohio farm.
The court rejected arguments by Beasley's attorneys that he was denied a fair trial because a judge rejected requests to move the trial because of publicity, and that there wasn't enough evidence to convict him.
The court ordered Beasley re-sentenced on non-capital charges including attempted murder and robbery.
Defense attorney Donald Gallick said he was disappointed, and planned an appeal in the federal courts.