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Mother of jailed man says he was mentor to Ohio teen charged with attempted murder
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ' The mother of a jailed Ohio man says her son was a mentor to a teenager charged in a deadly robbery scheme in which police say victims were lured with bogus help-wanted ads on Craigslist.
Carol Beasley told The Associated Press on Sunday that she spoke to her son Richard and she prays that The Columbus Dispatch report that he is a suspect is not true.
Richard Beasley was in jail on unrelated charges when police arrested two people in the robbery scheme. A 16-year-old boy was charged with attempted murder. The other person was expected to be charged.
A South Carolina man who responded to the bogus ad escaped after taking a bullet to the arm; a Florida man was found buried in a shallow grave in rural Ohio.