CLEVELAND– The family of murder victim Robert Godwin Sr. filed a lawsuit against Facebook earlier this month.
Police said Steve Stephens, 37, shot and killed Godwin on East 93rd Street in Cleveland on Easter Sunday. Stephens recorded the crime and posted video of it on his Facebook page. In a series of other live videos, he claimed to kill more people, but Cleveland police said Godwin was the only victim.
Stephens was found dead in Erie, Pennsylvania from a self-inflicted gunshot wound days after the homicide.
On Jan. 19, Godwin’s family filed a suit against Facebook in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. The lawsuit accuses the social media giant of negligence, failure to warn and wrongful death.
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