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7:53 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Jury Deliberating Beasley Case

A Summit County jury resumes deliberations today in the case of a self-styled street preacher accused of killing three men he lured to Eastern Ohio with phony on-line job offers.

Closing arguments were held Monday in the case of 53-year-old Richard Beasley. Defense attorneys attacked the prosecution's identity theft and robbery motives as baseless. The prosecution calls Beasley the mastermind of the plot. Beasley's co-defendant, Brogan Rafferty, was convicted and sentenced to prison last year.