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Craigslist murder suspect Richard Beasley appears in a Summit County courtroom on Jan. 25, 2012. Photographer: Bob Seeley/WE23
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Jury selection resumes in Ohio Craigslist killings trial

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A judge hopes to complete jury selection early this week in the Ohio triple murder trial in a plot to lure robbery victims with phony Craigslist job offers.

Three men were killed and a fourth man was wounded. He escaped and alerted authorities in 2011.

A fourth day of jury selection got under way Monday morning in Akron in the trial of 53-year-old Richard Beasley. The judge hopes to begin testimony by Tuesday in a trial that could last six weeks.

Beasley could face the death penalty if convicted. His teenage co-defendant, too young to face the death penalty, already was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.

Prosecutors say the victims were lured with phony offers of southeast Ohio farmhand jobs on Craigslist.

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