A man who was proven guilty of enticing jobseekers with fake jobs ads on Craigslist website then killed them, was strongly recommended by a jury to die by capital punishment.
53 years old Beasley’s fate will be decided by a judge on Tuesday.
Beasley was convicted of murdering 3 men in Ohio. He shot to death Ralph Geiger, 56, David Pauley, 51 and Timothy Kern, 47, all 3 single and jobless with intent to rob them and steal their identities. He was convicted of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and attempted murder. All 3 victims were lured by farmhand job ads published by Beasley in Craigslist Website, prosecutors said.
In the court sala on Wednesday, relatives of the victims hugged one another after the jury’s verdict was read.
Beasley’s teenage accomplice Brogan Rafferty, who was 16 when arrested, is serving a life sentence without parole since last November.
Another jobseeker who survived after being shot gave harrowing testimony during the trials.
Survivor Scott Davis, 49, testified during the trial he heard a gun being cocked as he walked in front of Beasley after arriving for the supposed job interview.
He pushed the weapon aside and was hit in the arm, he said.
Davis said that he was very much worried about bleeding to death, but he ran into the woods and hid for 7 hours.
Beasley said he had shot Davis in self defense, and that unknown killers perhaps had slain the other victims.
Source: Jury: Death for ‘Craigslist List’ killer Richard Beasley