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    Mom: Teen in Craigslist case a 'scared little boy'

    CALDWELL, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager charged with aggravated murder in a scheme authorities say lured Craigslist job-seekers into lethal robberies is not a monster, but a "scared little boy," his mother says.

    The 16-year-old high school student from Akron was questioned by the FBI and arrested Nov. 16 after a South Carolina man said he answered the ad seeking a farm hand, was shot in the arm and escaped from the woods of southeastern Ohio.

    The teen currently faces juvenile court charges of attempted murder, complicity to attempted murder, aggravated murder and complicity to aggravated murder.

    The complaint against the teen alleges that he participated in the Oct. 23 slaying of David Pauley and the Nov. 6 attempted murder of Scott Davis. The complaint says the boy participated in the alleged crimes with Richard Beasley, 52, a man said to have acted as a mentor to the teen. Beasley remains jailed on unrelated prostitution charges.

    A judge in Noble County, 90 miles south of Akron, is expected to decide Tuesday afternoon whether the boy will be tried as an adult.

    Noble County Prosecutor Clifford Sickler planned to argue that Ohio law requires a juvenile accused of such serious crimes to be tried as an adult. The Associated Press generally does not identify juvenile suspects and is not naming the teenager or his mother.

    Beasley's mother says her son would take the teen to church almost weekly, go fishing, play video games and involve him in volunteer work.

    But the teenager's mother paints another picture of Beasley — that of a man who threatened her son and who once said that he knew where the teen lived and that "I know where your mother lives."

    Police have connected two deaths to the Craigslist scam but haven't said whether a third body found Friday is linked to it. Preliminary coroner's findings released Tuesday show the man was shot in the head and suffered brain injury. The report identified him as John Doe but said it's suspected his name is Ralph Geiger, though officials did not explain the basis for that.

    A fourth man who said he answered the same ad survived a shooting, while a fifth man says he interviewed with Beasley for the fake job as a farm hand but decided not to take it.

    "Richard was always a very giving person," Beasley's mother, Carol Beasley, has said. "He reached out and helped a lot of people."

    Messages were left with Beasley's attorney seeking comment.

    Beasley has a criminal record dating to the 1980s. He was convicted in Texas of burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in 1985, sentenced to a 40-year prison term and placed on parole for 34 years in 1989. Previous charges in Ohio include aggravated menacing, tampering with evidence, possession of criminal tools and illegal cultivation of marijuana, court records show.

    Following Beasley's return to Akron in 2003, he ran a halfway house, helped deliver food to the poor and vouched for fellow offenders, telling judges they had changed their ways, the Akron Beacon Journal has reported.

    Police say the halfway house was a front for prostitution, the newspaper reported, and Beasley was awaiting trial on prostitution and drug charges when authorities took him into custody this month.

    The teen appears to be placing blame on Beasley, a defense attorney told the newspaper.

    Beasley's mother has said that her son had taken the boy to The Chapel, an Akron megachurch, since he was 7 or 8 years old, according to WEWS-TV of Cleveland, and that they did volunteer work together, such as delivering food to the needy.

    "The most I can say is, this is just a big shock to us," Carol Beasley has said. "I pray it's some other person and not him."

    A church spokeswoman said Beasley had no involvement with youth activities at the church and that while his mother had long attended services, Beasley showed up only sporadically.

    Beasley was not sanctioned through The Chapel, Tammy Kennedy, the executive assistant to the senior and executive pastors of The Chapel, told ABC News.

    The events leading to the arrest of Beasley and the teen began Nov. 6, when a South Carolina man who answered the ad was shot in Noble County before escaping, hiding in the woods for hours and then hiking to a farmhouse in the dark, police say.

    The body of Norfolk, Va., resident David Pauley, 51, was found the following week.

    Timothy Kern, 47, of Massillon, was found buried Friday near an Akron-area shopping mall. He had been shot in the head.

    A third body was found Friday not far from where Pauley's was buried in a hand-dug grave.

    The farm advertised on Craigslist does not exist; the remote Noble County area where Pauley's body and one other were found is property owned by a coal company and often leased to hunters.

    The teenager, a junior at Stow Munroe City Schools about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, was questioned at school Nov. 16, then arrested at home that day, school spokeswoman Jacquie Mazziotta said Monday.

    He has been warned he could face more than 40 years in prison, his mother told The Associated Press in a phone interview Monday from her home in the Akron area.

    She stopped short of saying he provided the tip that led to the discovery of the Akron-area body but said he "has told everything he knows."

    "He's a scared little boy," she said.

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    Yep, he's a scared little boy who's involved, who participated, and who's now in deep shit.
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    I found the ad in two version in other places besides Craigslist dating back at least as far as early July. There could be so many more than the ones they've already found.

    for shits and giggles, the "scared boy's" myspace photo:

    all klass

    and for anyone curious about what the ad looked like:

    version #1 (july)
    caretaker position for farm (southern ohio)


    simply watch over a 688 acre patch of hilly farmland and feed a few cows,you get 300 a week and a nice 2 bedroom trailer,someone older and single preferred but will consider all,relocation a must ,you must have a clean record and be trustworthy- this is a permenant position,the farm is used mainly as a hunting preserve,is over run with game, has a stocked 3 acre pond,but some beef cattle will be kept,nearest neighbor is a mile away,the place is secluded and beautiful, it will be a real get away for the right person,job of a lifetime-if you are ready to relocate please contact asap, position will not stay open , include name-age-ph # in e-mail please

    • Location: southern ohio
    • Compensation: 300 weekly
    • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
    • Please, no phone calls about this job!Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


    and version #2(september)
    farm caretaker needed (near cambridge)

    babysit a 688 acre patch of hilly land and feed a few cows,trailer provided/utility paid, nearest neighbor a mile away-beautiful place,3 acre stocked pond, older single preffered but will consider all,contact by e-mail,include name, age, phone#, you will have hunting and fishing rights

    • Location: near cambridge
    • Compensation: 3300 weekly
    • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
    • Please, no phone calls about this job!Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.




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    "Richard was always a very giving person," Beasley's mother, Carol Beasley, has said. "He reached out and helped a lot of people."
    INTO THE GRAVE!

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    I know it goes without saying, but how do these crimes even make sense? Like someone who would apply for a $300/week job and a free trailer to live in would be robbery-worthy? Like they'd show up wearing rolexes with wads of money in their pockets?
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    I think robbery was just a little perk and not the main motive.

    I've been going through the little shit's comments on assorted boards around the web. (uses the same username everywhere! lol) and he's obsessed with mobsters, mafia types, guns. He seems impressed with people who get away with crime. like this: "basicly, when ur that diciplined and clever, to where u will not fuck up and get urself caught,if they dont find u within the first ten years, they wont." also goes on and on about assorted mafia who dressed down to avoid drawing attention to themselves. He thinks he's mature and clever. " ive been drinking so long, and im so grown up about it, i actually have to stop and remember that im only 16."


    " my dad bought this just to buy a gun for conceiled carry, he didnt give it much thought. if i had a choice, i would prob go for a small glock or even a 1911, but not this. if he gives it to me, ill keep it still, but its not my fav, im not really familiar with it" (gun is a Kel-Tec P-11 9mm Pistol)

    "July 22, 2011 at 11:56 am (UTC 0) my dads in a motorcycle club, and i will be too most likely, so from what you can tell, do you think there would be any problems from mounting one of these on a harley?"

    (one of "these" being a gun holster mount for a vehicle)



    Which fits with what friends said about him here:
    "School officials have declined to comment on Rafferty. Friends say he was an average student who wore a dark trench coat for a period, but was ecstatic about getting his driver’s license this fall. He thought of attending a trade school or joining a motorcycle club when he got older, just like his father."Source


    found assorted fight videos. He sucks but so does his opponent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAdu-ABZQ7w&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JztJ2d7s2_w



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    Yikes. Scared little boy my ass.

    Gotta love when they leave an internet snail trail though.
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