Ex-girlfriend of Facebook murder suspect meets with victim's family

Ex-girlfriend of Facebook murder suspect meets with victim's family

"As the vehicle was spinning out of control from the PIT maneuver, Stephens pulled a pistol and shot himself in the head", the PA State Police report.

Stephens posted a video of himself killing Robert Godwin Sr., a former foundry worker who had 10 children, police said.

It marked a violent end toa 48-hour manhunt for Steve Stephens and spurred another round of criticism of Facebook over how well it polices objectionable material.

The shooting video was visible on Facebook for almost two hours before it was reported, the company said.

The 37-year-old claimed on Facebook Live that he shot and killed Godwin, 74, for no reason at all - other than to get back at his ex-girlfriend.

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Stephens then pulled a gun and shot himself as police approached the vehicle. "In it, he said, 'I snapped, I just snapped.'", reported AP on Tuesday.

On Sunday afternoon, 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. was shot and killed in Cleveland while walking home from Easter dinner with his family.

Stephens was suspected of shooting an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio, videotaping the killing and then posting the video on Facebook. The crash is not shown on the surveillance video. Stephens says the name of a woman, whom Godwin does not seem to recognize.

Lane said the last time she talked to Stephens was Saturday night and he told her he had quit his job and was moving out of state.

Facebook has since announced it was launching a review for reporting harmful content. "I wouldn't wish that on anybody".

"I could not do that if I did not know God, if I didn't know him as my God and my savior, I could not forgive that man", she said.

Stephens was placed on the FBI's most wanted list and attracted a $50,000 bounty for information leading to his arrest. "I've been told that I'm the one who should have died".

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