Craigslist Murder Suspect Speaks In Court

By
Associated Press

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Updated Thu, May 17, 2012 7:40 am

A northeast Ohio man jailed as he awaits trial for a deadly scheme that took place in Noble County involving bogus Craigslist job ads has told a judge he has trouble getting pain medications needed for his back problems.

Wednesday marked the first time 52-year-old Richard Beasley has spoken more than a few words in open court.
 
The self-styled chaplain was cuffed to a wheelchair and held a cane as he appeared in county court. The judge said she'd discuss the pain medication with a jail administrator.
 
Beasley is suspected in the shooting deaths of three people who authorities say were lured to a rural area by bogus job ads on Craigslist. Beasley has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges.
 
A teenager is charged with helping in the scheme.
 
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