NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - David Pauley was shot and killed in late 2011 when he was lured to a rural Ohio farm, responding to a Craigslist ad for a job. He lived with his brother, Richard Pauley, in Norfolk prior to the murder.
His killer was convicted in early March. A jury found Richard Beasley guilty of murder and recommended he be executed. Beasley's sentencing was postponed on Tuesday in Ohio.
Pauley's brother, Richard, says he and his family have been waiting for closure.
"Now we have to wait another week," Richard Pauley told WAVY.com Tuesday. "So it's a little disappointing."
During the trial, Pauley has been reminded of David's death.
Along with David's murder, Beasley was convicted in the murder of two other men who also responded to the Craigslist ad. Prosecutors proved Beasley used the website to lure the men to interviews for a fake farm job in Ohio.
Richard told WAVY.com his brother had been out of work and looking for a job. He thought the job in Ohio might be a way to start over.
"He said the location as to where it was, it was an isolated place," explained Richard. "There was no cell phone reception. So we expected that, unless he went into town where he could call us, that we wouldn't hear from him."
As Richard and his family wait for the sentencing, which has been rescheduled for April 4, they reflect on the situation. They say, they do believe in the death penalty and they base that belief on scripture.
"We've put this in God's hands," said Richard's wife, Judy. "Whatever we've been praying, and we've had a lot of people praying; and whatever the judge decides, we just feel that's what God has and it's His will."
Richard added, whether Beasley gets life in prison without parole or the death penalty, he is satisfied knowing he will not harm again.
"We know that he will be off the street," said Richard. "And will not be able to do this to anyone else. And that's the important thing."
A teenager was also convicted in this case. He was sentenced to life without parole in 2012.
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