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Ohio chaplain suspected in shooting deaths of 3 men lured by fake Craigslist ads faces hearing
AKRON, Ohio (AP) ' An Ohio man suspected in the shooting deaths of three men who were lured to a rural area by bogus job ads on Craigslist faces another court hearing.
Fifty-two-year-old Richard Beasley is scheduled for a pretrial hearing Wednesday in Akron on trial scheduling issues.
The self-styled chaplain from Akron has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder in the slayings of three men and the wounding of a fourth. He could face the death penalty if convicted.
A 17-year-old co-defendant has pleaded not guilty to juvenile counts. Brogan Rafferty was a student at Stow-Munroe Falls High School in suburban Akron when he was arrested in the fall.