17-year-old Brogan Rafferty was convicted last week for his role in the murders of three men in Ohio. Rafferty, along with the mastermind of the plot 52-year-old Richard Beasley, were accused of luring at least four men to Ohio with phony craigslist ads that promised long-term employment and boarding. Three of the men were killed. Beasley allegedly concocted the scheme in order to steal the identities of his victims since he was facing human trafficking and drug trafficking charges. The victims were 51-year-old David Pauley, 47-year-old Timothy Kern, and 56-year-old Ralph Geiger.
Rafferty was charged as an adult and faces a life sentence. As I’ve stated before I don’t think that Rafferty will receive a life sentence since there is evidence that indicates that Rafferty was forced to assist Beasley under the threats of violence to himself and his family. I wish they would have tried Beasley first to possibly get a better understanding of Rafferty’s involvement.
Beasley is looking at the death penalty.