Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Rules Ignored In Craigslist Case
Interviews and records indicate that a Texas parolee now suspected in a deadly Craigslist robbery scheme was mistakenly released from Ohio custody last summer not once, but twice.
Texas officials and the head of a national commission that oversees prisoner-transfer rules say 52-year-old Richard Beasley should never have been released from the county jail in Akron, where he was being held on drug charges this summer.
The brother of a victim whose body was found last month called Beasley’s release tragic.
Ohio is now investigating what went wrong, an inquiry that state officials called unprecedented.
Authorities say they are planning to charge Beasley with killing three men and wounding a third between August and November.