Accused Craigslist killer Richard J. Beasley indicted

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Posted: Jan 20, 2012 12:09 PM

By Kim Palmer

AKRON, OHIO (Reuters) - Ohio prosecutors unveiled a 28-count indictment against Richard James Beasley on Friday for the murders of three men who answered a phony Craigslist job ad.

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh made the announcement during a news conference. The prosecutor's office has previously said it would pursue the death penalty against Beasley, 52, for the killings.

Beasley, of Akron, Ohio, is charged with the murders of Ralph Geiger, David Pauley and Timothy Kern, and for the attempted murder of Scott Davis.

(Reporting By Kim Palmer; Editing by Mary Wisniewski and Paul Thomasch)