Third Body Linked to Craigslist Ad Identified


After spending some time in a Texas prison, Beasley was released on parole in 2004 and transferred to Ohio. He was on parole there when he was arrested earlier this year. Those new charges resulted in a parole warrant being issued and he bonded out of jail twice in July. Texas authorities say he was supposed to be held without bond.

"The offender was released from detention on 7/12/11 under an Ohio judge's order despite the existence of the Texas warrant and detainer," read a statement from the Texas Department of Corrections. "All Texas Parole Warrants are no bond warrants."

Officials in Ohio say that a Summit County judge in Ohio lifted the holder put on him by Texas parole authorities while his drug-trafficking charges were pending, set a trial date for those charges and granted him bond in July.

Brogan Rafferty, 16, also appeared in court this week. Rafferty, whose family claims Beasley was his mentor, has been charged with attempted murder, complicity to attempted murder, aggravated assault and complicity to aggravated assault.

Rafferty is scheduled to be in court again on Dec. 15 when a judge will decide if the teenager will be tried as a juvenile or as an adult for his alleged participation in the deadly scheme. If convicted as an adult, Rafferty could face life in prison.

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