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The Suburbanite
  • Taped statements at issue in Craigslist case

  • A judge in the deadly Ohio Craigslist robbery scheme case is deciding whether to throw out taped statements made to investigators by a teen suspect.

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  • A judge in the deadly Ohio Craigslist robbery scheme case is deciding whether to throw out taped statements made to investigators by a teen suspect.
    Brogan Rafferty, who was 16 at the time of the interviews last year, told investigators that holes were dug on property in eastern Ohio to bury intended victims. But he said he didn’t shoot anyone, instead blaming alleged accomplice Richard Beasley.
    The Akron Beacon Journal reports the taped statements were played in a courtroom during a hearing Thursday. Rafferty’s attorneys are trying to get them thrown out as evidence, claiming he was coerced to talk.
    Three men were killed last year in Noble and Summit counties after responding to what authorities said was a bogus online job posting.
    The hearing continues Friday.