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.