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Jury finds Rafferty guilty

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A jury found Brogan Rafferty guilty on all charges except identification theft in the Craigslist killings Tuesday in an Ohio courtroom.

Rafferty, 17, was found guilty of three charges of murder and one charge of attempted murder. 

Media outlets report Rafferty was suspected of helping Richard Beasley, 53, of Akron, lure the victims with bogus Craigslist job offers. 

According to The Associated Press, prosecutors portrayed Rafferty as a full accomplice in the crimes while his defense attorney argued he was a scared child stuck in a horrible situation.

Rafferty was tried as an adult and faces up to life in prison.

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7News has learned a verdict has been reached in the case of Brogan Rafferty, the teenager accused of participation in the in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers.

According to authorities, the verdict is scheduled to be released at about 4:45 p.m.

Jury deliberations resumed Friday, Oct. 26. For more information on the trial click here.     

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