Teen suspect in Ohio Craigslist case due in court

By Andrew Welsh-huggins

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Jan. 23 2012 11:01 a.m. MST

Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine take media questions after Walsh announced a 28-count indictment against 52-year-old Richard James Beasley of Akron during a news conference at the Oliver Ocasek Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 in Akron, Ohio. Exhibits at the left show the victims and explains the indictments. Beasley is accused of a scheme to rob people who replied to a job ad on Craigslist has been charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping and robbery in the killing of three men and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Akron Beacon Journal, Paul Tople) MANDATORY CREDIT, Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The juvenile suspect in a deadly scheme to rob people who replied to a Craigslist job ad is due in court after his case was transferred out of a rural Ohio county.

Sixteen-year-old Brogan Rafferty is to appear Monday afternoon before a Summit County Juvenile Court judge in Akron.

Rafferty's attorney, John Alexander, says the preliminary hearing will involve the review of charges and allow for bond to be discussed.

A Noble County judge determined Friday that Rafferty's case should be transferred to Summit County, where Rafferty is from and where he'd been held in jail.

Although two men were killed in Noble County and a third wounded there, neither the victims nor Rafferty and an adult suspect were from the county.

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