NOW he can rest in peace.
Those were the words of a grieving Huddersfield mother, as her son's killers were jailed for life.
Two men were found guilty of the murder of Nathan Crawley, who had moved with his parents to Hornsea from their Huddersfield home.
Now his parents, Derek and Sheila, have returned to live in Berry Brow with fond memories of their son.
Speaking immediately after the verdicts, Mr Crawley's mother said: "We want Nathan to be remembered as a good person, and not as the monster that the defence in this court trial have tried to paint him."
Visibly emotional, she said of his killers: "Now they might cry as much as I have cried for seven months.
"My boy can rest in peace now."
Mr Crawley, a 29-year-old former chef, died after a brutal attack in a park.
The trial at Hull Crown Court heard allegations that he had made sexual advances to a teenage girl, the girlfriend of one of the killers.
But those accusations were denied by his family.
In a statement, Mrs Crawley and her husband Derek said their son's life had been "brutally taken away" and they wanted him to be remembered as a good person.
They said: "Nathan was a good, kind person who would help others whenever he could. Nothing was too much trouble.
"He loved life, his daughter and his family. His little girl will now grow up without knowing her father and without the love that he would have given her.
"She is also a victim of this horrific event, and that in itself is a tragedy."
Det Supt Dena Fleming, of Humberside Police, expressed her sympathy for the Crawley family.
She said: " We have been reminded of just how fragile people's lives are and how alcohol and unwarranted violence can have the most devastating and irreversible consequences."
Mr Crawley, who moved to the Yorkshire coast with his parents, was brought up in Huddersfield.
He went to Bradley Infant School, Bradley Junior School and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School before moving to All Saints High School.