Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence For Craigslist Killer

Feb 9, 2018

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

The court ruled Friday in the case of the 58-year-old death row inmate. In 2013, he was convicted in Summit County 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.