Sentencing set for teen in Ohio's Craigslist killings
Brogan Rafferty, right, stands with his attorney, John Alexander, Jr., in court in Akron, Ohio on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP PHOTO/AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, Paul Tople)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, November 9, 2012 6:30AM EST
AKRON, Ohio -- An Ohio teenager hoping for leniency faces sentencing in a deadly plot to lure men with phoney Craigslist job offers.
The sentencing scheduled for Friday afternoon in Akron was delayed this week amid talks that could mean 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty would testify against the alleged triggerman.
Without a last-minute deal, Rafferty faces a possible life prison term without hope of parole.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, whose office investigated the killings, told The Associated Press on Thursday there was no deal.
Rafferty, from Stow near Akron, was convicted last month on aggravated murder and attempted murder charges in the killing of three men and wounding of a fourth.
Fifty-three-year-old co-defendant Richard Beasley has pleaded not guilty and will be tried in January.