Accused gunman pleads not guilty in death of pizza delivery driv - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Accused gunman pleads not guilty in death of pizza delivery driver

Benjamin Davis was arrested and charged in Caudill's death. (Source: Lorain Police) Benjamin Davis was arrested and charged in Caudill's death. (Source: Lorain Police)
Victim Robert Caudill was killed while delivering pizzas. (Source: Facebook) Victim Robert Caudill was killed while delivering pizzas. (Source: Facebook)
Family and friends wore T-shirts to remember Caudill. (Source: WOIO) Family and friends wore T-shirts to remember Caudill. (Source: WOIO)
Accused gunman sits in court. (Source: WOIO) Accused gunman sits in court. (Source: WOIO)
Family and friends show support for Caudill. (Source: WOIO) Family and friends show support for Caudill. (Source: WOIO)
LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - Benjamin Davis, 29, is accused of fatally shooting a pizza delivery driver. He pleaded not guilty in the death of Robert Caudill, 26, inside Lorain Municipal Court on Thursday. 

Several family members were in the courtroom dressed in T-shirts, remembering Caudill. They tried -- and understandably failed -- to control their emotions, many in tears. 

In court, Davis' lawyer entered a not guilty plea. There was considerable debate concerning a trial start date. No decision was made, but Davis' bond remained at $2 million. A pretrial hearing was set for March 9.

According to Lorain Police, on Dec. 1, 2014 around 11:30 p.m., Caudill was delivering food for Happy's Pizza to the Lake Motel in Lorain, when he was robbed of just a few dollars and fatally shot. Davis was captured in Amherst after stealing Caudill's car.

Caudill is survived by two children, his fiancee, his mother and eight siblings. His co-workers at Happy's Pizza remembered him as a family man, who doted on his children and made a positive impact on those around him. 

His sister remembered her brother at a memorial service as a man with a big heart.

"His whole life was Erica and the boys. And he would always say, 'Sis, I just want to do good for them.' And I said, 'Robert, you're doing good.'" 

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