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  • Craigslist killing suspect may have suffered a stroke

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  • A man linked to Ohio’s Craigslist killings was in a wheelchair with his head rocking rhythmically as he went before a judge in an unrelated matter.
    His attorney said 52-year-old Richard Beasley felt weak Thursday and deputies in Akron provided the wheelchair. Lawyer Rhonda Kotnik says Beasley’s mother fears he suffered a stroke.
    Beasley mentored a 16-year-old boy charged in what authorities say was a lethal robbery scheme using a bogus Craigslist job ad to lure victims. A complaint against the teen says he participated in the crimes with Beasley.
    Beasley did not speak in court Thursday and did not respond outside to a shouted question of whether there were more bodies.
    He was indicted Wednesday in a prostitution case in which he has been jailed on $1 million bail.

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