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October 12, 2012
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Brogan Rafferty, 17, sorts papers at the defense table next to a photo of Jesus Christ propped up on a pair of eyeglasses during his murder trial in the Summit County Common Pleas courtroom in Akron, Ohio on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Rafferty and an adult accomplice are charged with three killings in a plot to lure victims through phony Craigslist job offers.

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Defense attorney Edward Smith heads to the podium to cross-examine a witness during the first day of 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty’s murder trial in the Summit County Common Pleas Courtroom in Akron, Ohio on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Rafferty and an adult accomplice are charged with three killings in a plot to lure victims through phony Craigslist job offers.

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Noble County Sheriff Stephen Hannu leaves the witness stand after giving testimony during the first day of 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty’s murder trial in the Summit County Common Pleas Courtroom in Akron, Ohio on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Rafferty and an adult accomplice are charged with three killings in a plot to lure victims through phony Craigslist job offers.

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Brogan Rafferty, 17, is escorted by police from the Summit County Common Pleas Courtroom in Akron, Ohio on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Rafferty and an adult accomplice are charged with three killings in a plot to lure victims through phony Craigslist job offers.

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Brogan Rafferty, 17, left, stands with his defense attorney John Alexander in the Summit County Common Pleas Courtroom in Akron, Ohio on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Rafferty and an adult accomplice are charged with three killings in a plot to lure victims through phony Craigslist job offers.