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SUPCO Upholds Beasley's Death Sentence

Feb 10, 2018

Richard Beasley
Credit dailymail.co.uk

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake online job offers. 

The court ruled Friday in the case of death row inmate Richard Beasley. The 58-year-old Beasley was convicted of partnering with a teenage boy in 2011 to lure victims with promises of jobs on an Ohio farm. The court rejected arguments by Beasley's attorneys that he was denied a fair trial because a judge rejected requests to move the trial because of publicity, and that there wasn't enough evidence to convict him. The court ordered Beasley re-sentenced on non-capital charges including attempted murder and robbery. Defense attorney Donald Gallick said he was disappointed, and planned an appeal in the federal courts.