Stephens was the target of an intense manhunt in the Easter Sunday slaying of mechanic Robert Godwin. The incident highlights Facebook's awkward position when it comes to detecting, censoring and removing graphic content on its platform.
Pennsylvania State Police look over a vehicle as they investigate the scene where Steve Stephens, the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook, was found shot dead Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Erie. The company said that Stephens posted a video of himself announcing his intent to commit murder, then two minutes later posted another video of himself shooting and killing Godwin.
Pennsylvania State Police have confirmed that an OH man who was suspected of murdering a man on Facebook Live killed himself after a "brief pursuit" from police.
For the first time since police say her former boyfriend, Steve Stephens, murdered an elderly man and then posted the video on Facebook, Joy Lane spoke to Cleveland's WJW on Tuesday.
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Someone spotted Stephens' vehicle in the parking lot of a McDonald's near Erie and called police, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said. He shot himself in the head as the auto spun out of control.
Cleveland 19 reports that the chase lasted for about two miles before Stephens took his own life. " ... We would like to have brought Stephens in peacefully and talked to him about why this happened".
On Sunday, Stephens uploaded three videos to Facebook. In it, he said, "I snapped, I just snapped". "But we have to forgive him, because if we don't forgive him, the Bible says your Heavenly Father won't forgive you". She says: "If you did it, you have to face your crime". Stephens died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while driving a white Ford Fusion near Buffalo Road and Downing Avenue around 11:10 a.m., police said.
The order came through the McDonald's drive-thru window in Harborcreek Township, Pennsylvania: Chicken McNuggets and a side of fries.
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As the hunt for Stephens dragged on, Godwin's family gathered to mourn his loss. Right: A photo of Stephens released by the Cleveland Police Department. This latest breakthrough in the case of murder suspect Steve Stephens has sent authorities to expand the manhunt to five states.
The police chief said Stephens apparently chose Godwin at random.
The children's mother said the boys were watching TV when news broke of Stephens' death.
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