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Teen in ‘Craigslist Murders’ found guilty

Posted at 7:11 PM, Oct 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-31 19:11:04-04

AKRON, Oh. (WTVR) –  After three days of testimony, jurors in the murder trial of Brogan Rafferty have found the teenager guilty in murders of three men and the attempted murder of another.

Rafferty, 17, is the first of two defendants to stand trial. The second is his mentor 53 year old, Richard Beasley.

Authorities say victims of the scheme answered a Craigslist ad for work at a non-existent cattle ranch, south of Akron. There the victims were robbed and killed. The teen told police that he was “ordered” to dig a grave for one of the victims.

Rafferty could face life in prison. He will be sentenced on Monday.