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Jury Recommends Death For ‘Craigslist Killer’

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The self-styled street preacher was convicted of teaming up with a teenager in 2011 to lure men with offers of farmhand jobs in southeast Ohio and to rob them. Three men were killed, and a fourth was wounded.
8:24AM
March 21, 2013

An Akron jury has recommended the death penalty for a triple killer who lured victims with bogus Craigslist job offers.

Trial Under Way For Accused Craigslist Killer

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Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the murder trial of 52-year-old Richard Beasley.
10:06AM
February 19, 2013

Jury selection has begun in the trial of the alleged mastermind of a deadly plot to lure robbery victims with phony Craigslist job offers, killing three men and wounding a fourth.

Ohio May Have Nation’s Only Online Chorus

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OHDELA teacher Diana Newlon teaches chorus from her Akron living room.
7:46AM
December
7, 2012

One of Ohio’s oldest online schools, the Ohio Distance and Electronic Learning Academy, has added an unusual offering to its course lineup: Chorus.

Sentencing Delayed For Convicted Craigslist Killer

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Brogan Rafferty
11:35AM
November 5, 2012

Sentencing has been delayed for Brogan Rafferty, the 17-year-old convicted in a plot to lure men desperate for work with phony Craigslist job offers.

Case Against Accused Teen Craigslist Killer Goes To Jury

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Brogan Rafferty is charged with aggravated murder after prosecutors say he helped lure and kill three men after luring them with phony Craigslist job offers.
8:54AM
October 26, 2012

A jury is headed into the first full day of deliberations in the case of a teenager accused of participating in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers.

Jury Selections Begins For Juvenile In Craigslist Killing Case

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17-year-old Brogan Rafferty of Stow, who was then 16, is suspected of helping his mentor, 53-year-old Richard Beasley of Akron, lure victims with bogus job offers. Beasley will be tried separately.
11:30AM
October 9, 2012

17-year-old Brogan Rafferty of Stow, who was then 16, is suspected of helping his mentor, 53-year-old Richard Beasley of Akron, lure victims with bogus job offers.

Testing: DNA Found In Bite Mark Not From Convicted Akron Cop

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Douglas Prade was sentenced in 1998 to life in prison with parole eligibility in 26 years for the death of his ex-wife, 41-year-old Akron doctor Margo Prade.
10:41AM
August 2, 2012

Tests indicate that crime scene DNA did not come from a former Akron police captain convicted of murdering his ex-wife 13 years ago.

Akron Man Gets New Trial After 17 Years Behind Bars

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Dewey Jones was sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 murder of 71-year-old Neil Rankin. Jones had a lengthy criminal record prior to the conviction, but has always maintained he was not involved in Rankin's murder.
7:16AM
July 10, 2012

Dewy Jones was sentenced to life in prison in 1995 for the murder of an elderly man, but new DNA evidence raised questions about the conviction.

What Part of Illegal Don’t You Understand?

12:00AM
March
18, 2011

I’ve always been morbidly fascinated by people whose take on illegal immigration boils down to what part of ILLEGAL don’t you understand?

Scientists Test Strength Of Spider Silk.

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June
30, 2009

The strength of spider silk is often a source of inspiration for scientists trying to design new types of ultrastrong materials. But at the University of Akron, it’s something else about spider silk that inspires.