AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - An Ohio jury recommended the death penalty on Wednesday for Richard Beasley, who was convicted of murdering down-on-their-luck men who responded to a Craigslist ad for a non-existent job.
Beasley, 53, was found guilty on March 12 for the kidnapping and murder of David Pauley, 51, of Norfolk, Virginia; Ralph Geiger, 56, of Akron; and Timothy Kern, 47, of Massillon, Ohio and the attempted murder of Scott Davis, 49 of South Carolina.
Judge Lynne Callahan said on Wednesday she will sentence Beasley on March 26.
(Reporting by Kim Palmer; Writing by James Kelleher; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)
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