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Man serving life loses appeal for new sentence in Ohio killings of 3 lured by Craigslist ads

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AKRON, Ohio — A man serving life in prison with no chance for parole has lost his appeal for a lighter sentence in the killings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers in Ohio.

An appeals court in Ohio rejected the request on Wednesday from 20-old-year-old Brogan Rafferty.

Rafferty and another man were convicted of teaming up to lure men with offers of farmhand jobs in southeast Ohio to rob them. Three men were killed in the scheme.

Rafferty was from the Akron area and 16 years old at the time of the killings. He argued in his appeal that a confession was coerced and that he was denied a chance to argue he acted under pressure in the killings.

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