Craigslist and the Ohio Killings Analytical Essay by Carly Evans

Presents details of the Ohio Craigslist killings as well as an overview of the legal proceedings regarding the crime.
# 150790 | 1,428 words | 9 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published by on Apr 23, 2012 in Criminology (General)

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This paper provides a brief explanation of the Ohio Craigslist Ad Killings and introduces the victims and the suspects of the case. The paper also goes into some detail regarding the prosecution of the case including the charges each suspect faces and where they currently stand in their individual legal proceedings.

Table of Contents:
Details of the Ohio Craigslist Crime
The Victims
The Suspects
Progress and Current Status of the Craigslist Killing Case

From the Paper:

"During arraignment in late January 2012, for the criminal charges related to the Craigslist killings, Richard Beasley pleaded not guilty. During his arraignment Beasley also "refused to skip the reading of the indictment, a routine move that speeds up the case. Two prosecutors spent more than 55 minutes taking turns reading the indictment and its numerous death penalty specifications" (Sheeran, 2012). In addition to refusing to skip the indictment reading, Beasley also waived his right to a speedy trial in a later preliminary hearing (Associated Press, 2012); highlighting his lack of interest in having the entire trial process over as soon as possible. The official trial date for Richard Beasley was set for January 7th of 2013, postponed from an earlier date due to the need of an extended discovery period for both the prosecution and the defense.

"The defense and prosecution have been ordered under a gag order which barred the two sides from discussing and/or commenting on the various issues and decisions made throughout the process of the case thus far (Associated Press, 2012)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Associated Press. (2012). "Ohio Craigslist Murder Suspect Waives Quick Trial."
  • Associated Press. (2012). "Teen Craigslist Suspect To Have Charges Merged." NBC4i.
  • CNN Wire Staff. (2012). ``Ohio Man, 52, Indicted for Murder in Craigslist Job Ad Killings.'' HYPERLINK "" .
  • Crimesider Staff. (2011). ``More Bodies Found in Ongoing Craigslist Ad Murder Investigation.'' CBS News. HYPERLINK "" .
  • Harris, Dan, Dolak, Kevin & Newcomb, Alyssa. (2011). ``Ohio Craigslist Killings: Mother Says Teen Son is Innocent.'' ABC News. HYPERLINK "" .

Cite this Analytical Essay:

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