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Testimony Continues in Ohio Craigslist Killings Case

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) -

The fourth day of the second Craigslist killings trial begins Thursday morning.

One of those murders happened in Noble County back in 2011.

Richard Beasley, 53, says he is not guilty of aggravated murder and kidnapping charges.

On Wednesday, jurors heard testimony from three men who say they discussed an online job posting in person with Beasley.

The men killed were lured to Ohio by a fake job listing.

The jury also heard about statements written by the slain men in response to a job posting for a farm caretaker in southeast Ohio.

Prosecutors are trying to show robbery and identity theft were motives for the attacks, while the defense says there isn't enough evidence to prove Beasley committed the crimes.

His teenage co-defendant was tried separately, convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He has agreed to testify against Beasley.

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