Beasley Trial Resumes Today

Feb 26, 2013

Testimony resumes today in the trial of the alleged mastermind of the slayings of three men lured to Eastern Ohio with bogus on-line job ads.

Opening arguments began yesterday in the trial of 53-year-old Richard Beasley, who has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutor Emily Pelphrey says Beasley gave authorities a written confession.


Defense attorney Jim Burdon says prosecutors lack the evidence necessary for a conviction.


  Beasley's teenage co-defendant was found guilty last year and sentenced to life in prison.