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Last Easter the world watched a Facebook video, Steve Stephens shooting and killing Robert Godwin, Senior.

It was a horrifying murder that shocked his family, and most of the world.

“Today was worse than anything. That Easter Sunday was the worst thing for us,” said Angela Small, mother of Godwin’s youngest two sons.

While Easter Sunday is supposed to be a day of celebration, rebirth; Small explains, this is a day her life changed forever.

“When that man took Robert from me that day, it’s like my whole life vanished,” Small said.

Easter 2017, Steve Stephens posted a video to Facebook.  He was driving on East 93rd Street and St. Clair Avenue.

He pointed a gun at 74-year-old Robert Godwin, Senior, and killed him.

“I miss him so much. He was my rock. I’m finding a way to move on. I can’t stop,” Small said, tears flowing.

For Small, the shooting seems like it was just yesterday.

“How have we been this year? It’s been hard. I’ve been in and out all year,” Small said.

She said they had just gathered for Easter dinner, when police came knocking.

“That’s all I kind remember, I fell to the ground,” Small said.

Every couple of months, Small comes to the place where Robert Godwin Senior was killed.  She says this is where she feels closest to him.

“I go say hi and leave. I don’t stay long, I just think about my baby daddy with his hands up,” Small said.



Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

First and Second Picture Courtesy of Douglas Sacha and Getty Images

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