Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Zuckerberg mentions Facebook murder video at F8

Yesterday, there were reports that Stephens was spotted in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park area, but police said the reports were unsubstantiated.

The murder was later posted to the social media site by the killer, who was said to be distraught over a break-up with his girlfriend.

A five-state manhunt was launched to find Stephens after the children's mental health worker vowed to "keep killing until they (police) catch me". Stephens had pulled into a McDonald's drive-thru, and an employee immediately recognized him.

The FBI joined state authorities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and NY in the search for Stephens, offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the suspect's apprehension.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said he wishes the situation didn't end this way because police still have a lot of questions.

Stephens, 37, chose the man at random and shot him in the head while streaming on Facebook Live around 2pm in the Glenville neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.

The mother of Steve Stephens, who posted a video of him killing an elderly man, said her son had "snapped and turned into a whole different person".

74-year-old Robert Godwin was shot and killed by Stephens on Easter Sunday while he was on his way home from a family luncheon.

"When I picked up the phone she was screaming", the daughter said.

"I can say that everything is fine".

Almost two days after Steve Stephens fatally shot Godwin in cold blood, two of his daughters met with Joy Lane for the first time.

Debbie Godwin added: "It's bad enough that you kill him but you record the killing on Facebook?".

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg issued a statement saying, "Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Snr". She says: "If you did it, you have to face your crime".

Stephens is believed to have videotaped his actions and published it on Facebook, along with another video threatening to kill others and claiming he had already killed 13 people.

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