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
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.
, on Dec. 1, 2014 around 11:30 p.m., Caudill was delivering food for
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.'"