SUMMIT COUNTY -- The man suspected in court documents in Ohio's Craigslist murders was video-arraigned Friday morning in a Summit County courtroom.
Richard Beasley, 52, of Akron, was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on promoting prostitution charges, the same charges that he was arrested on in mid-November.
He pleaded not guilty to prostitution charges and his bond was set at $1 million. His next court date has not been set.
On Thursday, he was in court in a wheelchair for a hearing on his pending drug charges. His attorney, Rhonda Kotnik, asked for a continuance to review the discovery evidence relating to the drug charges.
Beasley never spoke at that hearing and remains in the Summit County Jail.
Beasley was not in a wheelchair on Friday.
Noble County Judge John W. Nau issued a gag order in the alleged Craigslist murder cases on Nov. 16, limiting what information was being released and preventing police, other law enforcement agencies and prosecutors from making any comments at all.
Documents filed by prosecutors in Noble County Common Pleas Court allege that Beasley and Brogan Rafferty, 16, of Stow, met with David Pauley, of South Carolina, to kill him and steal his identity.
Rafferty, a Stow-Munroe Falls High School sophomore, already faces charges in the Craigslist murders of aggravated murder and attempted murder. Rafferty was arrested Nov. 16.
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Pauley's body was found in a shallow grave in Stock Township in Noble County on Nov. 25 with a gunshot wound to the head.
Pauley, who prosecuotrs and police say was killed Oct. 23, answered a Craigslist ad looking for an overseer for farm property in Ohio.
Police said that Timothy Kern, 47, of Massillon, also answered the Craigslist ad and his body was also found Nov. 25 near Rolling Acres Mall in Akron.
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His family had not seen him since Nov. 13.