Sentencing has been continued until Friday (Nov. 9) at 1:30 p.m. for Brogan Rafferty, 17, the Stow teen found guilty of aggravated murder and other charges last week in the case of the Craigslist murders.
Rafferty acted as an accomplice to his mentor, self-proclaimed chaplain Richard Beasley, 53, of Akron, who faces his trial in January. Three men were murdered and one wounded in Noble and Summit counties after answering a Craigslist ad for a bogus job.
According to the Associated Press, Judge Lynne Callahan did not explain the reason for the delay. All parties in the case are under a gag order.
The mother of 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty says the delay is “probably” related to a possible deal for leniency in return for her son’s testimony against Beasley, according to the Associated Press.