Prosecution rests, jury to get case Monday in Beasley trial - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Prosecution rests, jury to get case Monday in Craigslist murder plot trial

Richard Beasley Richard Beasley
SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

The prosecution rested Thursday in the Richard Beasley murder trial, but the jury won't get case until Monday.

Closing arguments will not take place until Monday due to an out of town commitment by Judge Lynne Callahan.  The judge needs to be available while the jury deliberates in case they reach a verdict.  Since this jury will be sequestered, if they had been charged, they would have had to be housed needlessly in a hotel until Monday.

Beasley took the stand on Wednesday and denied he had anything to do with the killing of three men and wounding of a fourth.  Beasley claimed that the lone survivor, Scott Davis, had tried to rob him and that he only shot Davis in self-defense.

Earlier in the trial, Davis testified that Beasley pointed a gun at the back of his head, he heard a click, turned and was then shot in the arm. The click apparently was a misfire as the gun jammed.  Beasley angrily denied that he was a liar.

Beasley and his teen accomplice, Brogan Rafferty, allegedly lured men to a remote farm in Noble County through a Craigslist ad that promised work.

Rafferty has already been convicted of murder and attempted murder, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

If convicted, Beasley faces the death penalty.

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • In Case You Missed It: Saturday Morning WTOL Interviews - April 21, 2018

    In Case You Missed It: Saturday Morning WTOL Interviews - April 21, 2018

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-04-21 13:33:52 GMT

    Here is a list of the interviews from Saturday, April 21, 2018 on WTOL 11 Your Morning:

    More >>

    Here is a list of the interviews from Saturday, April 21, 2018 on WTOL 11 Your Morning:

    More >>
  • First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Dry weekend with a sneaky, cool breeze

    First Alert 10-Day Forecast: Dry weekend with a sneaky, cool breeze

    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    This weekend will be dry with many chances for sunshine, but a cool lake breeze will really impact the temperatures.

    More >>

    This weekend will be dry with many chances for sunshine, but a cool lake breeze will really impact the temperatures.

    More >>
  • Road closures this weekend due to Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

    Road closures this weekend due to Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-04-21 11:21:25 GMT
    This year's Glass City Marathon is on Sunday April 22 (Source: WTOL)This year's Glass City Marathon is on Sunday April 22 (Source: WTOL)
    This year's Glass City Marathon is on Sunday April 22 (Source: WTOL)This year's Glass City Marathon is on Sunday April 22 (Source: WTOL)

    The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is notifying the community of the upcoming road closures to accommodate for the safety of over 9,000 runners participating in the 42nd annual event on Saturday, April 21st for the Glass City 5K and Sunday, April 22nd for the Marathon, Owens Corning Half Marathon, YARK Subaru 5-Person Relay.

    More >>

    The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is notifying the community of the upcoming road closures to accommodate for the safety of over 9,000 runners participating in the 42nd annual event on Saturday, April 21st for the Glass City 5K and Sunday, April 22nd for the Marathon, Owens Corning Half Marathon, YARK Subaru 5-Person Relay.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly