The job, helping run a cattle farm, included a generous salary, a place to live and a vehicle, said Bryant, who found it odd his friend was offered the position after one phone call. Authorities say Pauley, 51, was killed Oct. Authorities have linked two bodies and the shooting of a man who survived to the Craigslist scheme, which targeted single, out-of-work men in their late 40s or early 50s.
A year-old boy, Brogan Rafferty, of Stow, in northeast Ohio, faces juvenile charges of aggravated murder, complicity to aggravated murder, attempted murder and complicity to attempted murder in the death of one man and the shooting of another.
The complaint against the teen says he participated in the crimes with Richard Beasley, a year-old Akron resident said to have acted as his mentor.
Beasley was awaiting trial on prostitution and drug charges when authorities took him into custody this month, and police have said a halfway house he ran in Akron was a front for prostitution. He has not been charged in the Craigslist case.
Rafferty made his first public court appearance in the case Tuesday, appearing dazed as a judge postponed a hearing on whether he should be tried as an adult. Pauley had grown up in Norfolk, where his son, brother and ex-wife still live, Bryant said. Eventually, he decided to return to Ohio. In mid-October, Pauley packed up his truck with all his belongings, including the model trains he collected, and drove to Ohio.
He sent his brother an after he arrived, then the family heard nothing more. The family contacted police, who contacted the FBI. On Nov. The family has been instructed not to talk about the case, Bryant said. Sections U. Science Technology Business U. Connect with the definitive source for global and local news.
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