Dead man's son testifies in Craigslist murder trial

Jurors in Ohio have heard testimony from a man about how his father planned to reply to a Craigslist ad that prosecutors say led to his slaying in 2011. The testimony came Thursday in the Akron trial of 53-year-old Richard Beasley. He's accused of killing three men lured by phony Craigslist job postings.
Associated Press
Mar 1, 2013

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Nicholas Kern testified that his father, Timothy Kern, was finalizing plans to take a job as caretaker of a large farm in Noble County.

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Timothy Kern was found shot to death in the woods behind an Akron mall where authorities say he met Beasley to talk to about the job.

Beasley has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and kidnapping charges.

The trial continues today.