AKRON, Ohio – Jurors have begun deliberating the case against the alleged triggerman charged with killing three men in Ohio by luring them with Craigslist job offers.
The jury in the Akron case against 53-year-old Richard Beasley was scheduled for its first full day of deliberations Tuesday.
Jurors got the case Monday afternoon and deliberated into the evening as the judge suggested.
The jury will be sequestered in a hotel each night until reaching a verdict.
If Beasley is convicted of aggravated murder, the same jury will return later to consider whether to recommend the death penalty.
His 18-year-old co-defendant, Brogan Rafferty, was convicted and sentenced last year to life in prison without chance of parole. Brogan was under 18 at the time of the crimes and was ineligible for the death penalty.