AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A jury in Ohio has recommended the death penalty for a triple killer who lured victims with bogus Craigslist job offers.
The Akron jury that convicted 53-year-old Richard Beasley made its recommendation Wednesday after hearing from witnesses on his behalf.
Beasley's mother and a psychologist portrayed him as a man suffering from depression and other problems after a troubled, abusive childhood.
The self-styled street preacher was convicted of teaming up with a teenager in 2011 to lure men with offers of farmhand jobs in southeast Ohio and to rob them.
Three men were killed and a fourth was wounded.
Beasley's co-defendant, then 16, was too young to face the death penalty.
Brogan Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole on his conviction last year.
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