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Defense rests in the Craigslist murder plot trial

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

The defense has rested in the Richard Beasley trial. Beasley took the stand in his own defense Wednesday and the defense called 3 other witnesses.

Closing arguments will be heard on Thursday.

Beasley and his teen accomplice, Brogan Rafferty, allegedly lured men to a remote farm in Noble County through a Craigslist ad that promised work.

Three men were killed, a fourth man was shot, but survived.

Rafferty has already been convicted of murder and attempted murder, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

If convicted, Beasley faces the death penalty.

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