CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – 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 […]

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, […]

CLEVELAND–It was an emotional tribute as the city of Cleveland honored an elderly man who tragically lost his life on Easter Sunday. Dozens of Robert Godwin Sr.’s family also came together in song, prayer, and kind words Saturday. They are keeping their father’s memory alive after he was tragically murdered. Godwin’s name will live on in […]

The family of Robert Godwin Sr. said their final goodbyes today to a man they say was kind, gentle and taught them the importance of forgiveness. “It’s not always easy to forgive, but we know it’s what we have to do, and it’s what my father taught us to do ,” said Tonya R. Godwin- Baines, […]

The family of Robert Godwin Sr., 74, has announced information about his funeral services Godwin’s funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at River of Life Ministries on Lakeshore Boulevard in Euclid. The family originally said the services would be held Friday, but changed the date to Saturday due to the overwhelming number […]

The family of Robert Godwin Sr., 74, has announced information about his funeral services. Godwin’s funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at River of Life Ministries 24600  Lakeshore Boulevard in Euclid. The service is open to the public. Godwin was shot to death Sunday after an Easter celebration while walking on East […]

The worrying if Steve Stephens is going to strike again is over. But it’s a relief that, for Robert Godwin Sr.’s family, is tempered with the still gut-wrenching reality that he’s gone forever. Sitting with his sister, Ruby Godwin-Fisher, you would have seen it in her eyes and heard it in her voice when she […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Pennsylvania State Police confirmed late Tuesday morning that Steve Stephens, the suspect that fatally shot 74-year-old Robert Godwin, Sr. and then posted the video on Facebook, shot himself inside of his white Ford Fusion following a brief pursuit in Erie, Pa. Immediately after the news that Stephens committed suicide, Cleveland […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland police are advising residents not to donate to GoFundMe accounts set up for the victim of Sunday’s Facebook shooting. There are so many out there, it’s hard for authorities to verify which ones are legitimate. RELATED: Cleveland police looking for man who broadcast fatal Easter shooting on Facebook A quick search on the […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — People were leaving flowers, balloons, stuffed animals and candles, Monday, at the scene of a horrific crime in Cleveland: Police say Steve Stephens shot and killed Robert Godwin, Sr. on East 93rd St. on Sunday. The video was then posted on Facebook. Stephens, 37, claimed to have killed several other people, but […]

news5: Police have named the victim shot and killed in Cleveland by a man who live-streamed the homicide on Facebook. He’s identified as 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. The son of Godwin Sr. said he heard the screaming and followed the sound. When he got there, he saw the caution tape and police wouldn’t let him through. “When […]