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‘Craigslist Killer’ sentenced to death; justice served to Norfolk family

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Apr 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-04 17:50:08-04

Norfolk, Va. - Justice is served to a Norfolk family, after their loved one's killer was sentenced to death on Thursday.

Richard Beasley and a teenage accomplice lured victims to Ohio then killed them.

One victim was from Norfolk and today, NewsChannel 3's Jackie Morlock spoke to the family of that victim.

David Pauley's family says they've been waiting for this day.

Pauley's brother and sister-in-law finally have closure.

Rick Pauley and his wife, Judy, watched from home as an Ohio judge sentenced Richard Beasley to death.

"We believe in the death penalty and we believe that it's scriptual, but we would have been satisfied with whatever the court decided."

Beasely has been dubbed the Craigslist Killer after he was convicted last month of killing three men who answered his ad for work on an Ohio cattle farm.

Pauley's brother, David, being one of them.

"They'll have the appeal and so forth, it may drag on for years - but at least we know he's not going anywhere."

Rick says David was living with him and his wife in Norfolk when he answered the ad and decided to move back to Ohio in October 2011 specifically for the job.

He says David's twin sister, Debbie, notified police in Ohio when she hadn't heard from her brother.

And, about three weeks after filing a missing person's report, police pieced together what happened when Scott Davis, who also answered the ad, escaped from Beasley and spoke out about what happened.

Brogan Rafferty, who was 16 at the time, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole also in connection with the killings.

David Pauley's twin sister was at the sentencing this morning, where she made a statement on the family's behalf.

She had some pretty strong words for Richard Beasley.

Watch NewsChannel 3 for additional coverage.