Transcript for Craigslist Murders: 'Pastor' Beasley Breaks Silence
And now to the latest in the deadly Craigslist murder scheme the prime suspect who calls himself a man of god. Appeared in court on Thursday spoke out in a letter to an Ohio newspaper ABC's Dan Harris -- we can acres here with the details. It's going to -- -- -- -- revenue that it Christine gentleman he is the older of the two men accused in the sensational murder case. He's refusing to answer questions about whether he was involved in the murders whether there are more bodies potentially. And whether he turned a boy a teenage boy into a serial killer nonetheless. He's now trying to defend his own reputation. Head bowed his hands folded and dressed in a black and white striped prison uniform. The prime suspect in the Craigslist killings appeared in court. His head bobbing up and down as the lawyers and the judge spoke. Richard Beasley is accused of using a bogus Craigslist help wanted -- to lure older unemployed men into the remote Ohio woods. Where they were shot and killed. An alleged accomplice this sixteen year old boy a high school junior Beasley was supposedly mentor and named broken trafford. Yeah it's. Police have found three bodies thus far all shot in the head all buried in shallow graves. Fees -- court appearance was not on murder charges however it was on unrelated drug charges. This self styled man of god who called himself chaplain rich is accused of selling OxyContin. And this morning he's going to be back in court facing charges of running prostitutes. Fifteen of them including a seventeen year old boy out of this halfway house. In a letter to a local Akron newspaper -- takes issue with those who have called -- a Christian con man. To call -- a con man when I sacrifice for others is wrong. I gave three full years of my life to that ministry and what I got out of it was the satisfaction of doing the right thing. That letter did not mention the Craigslist killings but Beasley is lawyer says he denies any involvement. Grogan rap parties parents tell a very different story isn't scared. Of course -- scared she insists her son was corrupted and manipulated by his 52 year old friend. And there is a monster here but it's -- my -- -- -- -- -- -- Very easily pocketed that -- There are now indications that these killings could possibly possibly have been avoided overnight the state of Texas said it requested that easily be held in jail in Ohio on a parole violation earlier this year. After he was arrested on those drug and prostitution charges but the judge in Ohio perhaps misunderstanding the request. Released -- on bond in months later the killings began system mutual we're recriminations -- it hard to hear that yet all right Dan thanks very much.
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