The sentencing of Charles Rosen, who was convicted of second degree murder in the 2009 death of Gary Donato, has been delayed.

It was standing room only in the Brantford courtroom for the sentencing, which was scheduled for Thursday morning.

Dozens of Donato's friends and family members had gathered for the hearing, but they didn't get the results they had hoped for.

The defence lawyer was not prepared to make his submissions and the sentencing has been pushed back two weeks.

Donato's body was found by police at his Wellington Street apartment, just steps from the courthouse in 2009.

Some of those in court wore shirts with the words ‘Little Devil' on them, which was Donato's nickname and the name of their pool league.

There were also former jury members in attendance, and everyone was frustrated with the delay.

While Rosen's conviction of second degree murder carries an automatic life sentence, the judge must decide how many years he must serve before being eligible for parole.