"Craigslist Killer," Richard Beasley, showed little emotion as he was sentenced to death on Thursday in an Ohio court after committing three murders in 2011.
His sentencing was delayed as it was originally scheduled for late March.
The 53-year-old killed three men -- Ralph Geiger, 56, David Pauley, 51, and Timothy Kern, 47 -- after they responded to a help-wanted ad he posted on Craigslist about a farm hand.
He is also convicted of attempted murder after shooting Scott Davis in the arm. Davis managed to escape after Beasley’s gun misfired.
“Justice has been served and that’s all I got to say right now,” Davis said, according to Fox 8 after Beasley was found guilty on all counts against him.
After the killer was sentenced to death, Davis went on to say outside the courtroom, “Beasley has no remorse. When he was shooting at me, I seen nothing in his eyes!”
While Beasley apologized to the victims’ families after the judgment, he also maintained his innocence. “I have killed nobody," he said in court. "And that’s a fact.”
“He’s a monster. He murdered our son for five dollars,” Jack Kern, the father of victim Timothy Kern said.
Beasley worked with then-16-year-old Brogan Rafferty to commit the crimes in 2011. Since he was too young to face the death penalty, Rafferty was sentenced last year to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...