AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A 53-year-old self-styled street preacher who teamed up with a high school student in a deadly plot to lure men with bogus Craigslist job offers has been sentenced to death in Ohio.
An Akron judge sentenced Richard Beasley on Thursday. The jury that convicted him of murder recommended that he face execution.
Beasley was convicted of teaming up with a teenager in 2011 to lure men with offers of farmhand jobs in southeast Ohio. Three men, including 51-year-old David Pauley of Norfolk, Va., were killed. Scott Davis of South Carolina survived an attack.
The 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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