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Brogan Rafferty is either a remorseless and eager murderer or an innocent child manipulated and threatened by his maniacal mentor into aiding in the execution-style killings of three men.
After three weeks of trial, the future of the 17-year-old Rafferty is in the hands of a Summit County Common Pleas jury. The panel spent nearly three hours Thursday deliberating its verdicts before going home for the night.
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