Updated Fri, Jan 27, 2012 5:07 am
Prosecutors in Ohio have postponed an unrelated prostitution case against a suspect in the shooting deaths of three men who were lured to a rural area by bogus job ads on Craigslist.
The postponement was announced Thursday as Richard Beasley, 52, appeared in court in Akron on the prostitution charges.
Beasley, a self-styled chaplain from Akron, has pleaded not guilty to prostitution and, separately, to aggravated murder in the Craigslist slayings of three men and the wounding of a fourth.
Beasley covered his face in court and said he was concerned about biased jurors.
Judge Tammy O'Brien said she was confident an impartial jury would be selected.