The trial of the alleged mastermind in the Craigslist killings continued Tuesday and included some chilling testimony from the lone survivor in the lure-to-kill scheme.
The Associated Press reports Scott Davis took the witness stand to testify against 53-year old Richard Beasley, the man he says shot him while inquiring about the phony Craigslist job offer to work on a Noble County farm.
Davis told the jury he thought he was going to die that day.
"I just kept running and I finally stopped and found a place to hide," Davis said.
He said he was in the woods for seven hours until he could get to a nearby house to get some medical help.
Davis along with three other men were looking for work on the farm after seeing the online ad posted in 2011. Ralph Geiger, Timothy Kern, and David Pauley were all killed in the plot.
Davis testified when he went to meet the man who promised him a job, he fled into the woods after hearing a gun cock.
"I heard a curse word and a click," he said. "I thought I was going to die."
Davis said Beasley fired multiple shots at him, hitting him in the elbow. Bloodied and scared, he ran until he walked to a man's house for help.
Beasley pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and kidnapping charges.
Co-defendant Brogan Rafferty of Stow was convicted for his role in the case and sentenced to life in prison. He too is on the prosecution's witness list in the case against Beasley.
Beasley could get the death penalty if convicted.