Prosecutors angry painting by Akron's Craigslist killer offered for sale

AKRON, Ohio -- Prosecutors say they're sickened that a website is selling a painting purportedly made by an Ohio death row inmate convicted in the killings of three down-and-out men lured by bogus job offers on Craigslist.

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/2mqGIEW) reports the painting of a hummingbird on a tree branch is signed by Richard Beasley.

The 57-year-old was convicted of teaming up with a teenager in 2011 to lure victims into robberies using promises of jobs on a southeast Ohio farm. One would-be victim got away and notified police.

The operator of the website serialkillersink.net says he got the painting through a third party. It's priced at $200.

An Ohio prisons spokeswoman says death row inmates can't sell items for profit but are allowed to send artwork to family and friends.

Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com

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