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, […]

*Wow, it must be more than interesting to be Joy Lane, the woman Facebook Live killer Steve Stephens mentioned in the recorded comments he made just before killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. Before he pulled the trigger, Stephens told the elderly man Joy Lane was the reason he was being killed in cold blood. On Tuesday, […]

While law enforcement heaped praise on the actions of the McDonald’s restaurant worker who spotted Steve Stephens at their Pennsylvania drive-thru on Tuesday, it remains unclear how much of the $50,000 in reward money they’d be eligible for or if they’d have to share it with the other workers who played a role in alerting […]

A 3-day long manhunt spanning multiple states came to an end on Tuesday after Steve Stephens took his own life, following a police chase in Erie, Pennsylvania. On Tuesday night, we got our first look at new video, showing that chase, as police took off after Stephens. Surveillance video outside two businesses: a funeral home […]

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 […]

ERIE, PA (WOIO) – The subject of a nationwide manhunt turned up at a McDonald’s drive-thru Tuesday and shot himself in the head moments after workers called 9-1-1. Police had been searching for Steve Stephens, 37, of the Cleveland area, since Sunday. He shot himself after an alert citizen working at a McDonald’s restaurant on Buffalo Street in Erie, […]

Several Facebook Live videos posted by confessed killer Steve Stephens launched a riptide of fear locally and abroad, prompting critique from social media users.   On Monday, Facebook announced intentions to implement new content review policies after a video posted on Easter Sunday captured the shooting death of Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old Cleveland resident. Facebook’s […]

Steve Stephens, the Cleveland murder suspect accused of posting video of the slaying on Facebook, shot and killed himself Tuesday after he was spotted by police in Erie County, Pennsylvania, state police said. For two days, authorities across the country scrambled to find Stephens, the man wanted for the death of Robert Godwin — a […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for the arrest of Steve Stephens, the man accused of publishing video of a murder to Facebook this past week. The money comes from the FBI, ATF, and U.S. Marshals Service. Local and federal law enforcement agencies across northeast Ohio and surrounding states remain on the […]

They came to the 600 block of E. 93rd to remember 74-year-old Robert Godwin Senior. They stood at the very spot where just the day before Steve Stephens took pictures of himself shooting Godwin who just happened to be walking down the street, then posted the video on Facebook. At the vigil, it got real, […]

The search for Steve Stephens is now a national manhunt. Law enforcement officials across the country are continuing to look for Stephens, who is suspected of allegedly killing a stranger and posting a video of the homicide to Facebook Sunday. At a Monday afternoon press conference, authorities said there is now a $50,000 reward for […]