Facebook Video Murderer Commits Suicide during Police Chase
Facebook Video Murderer Commits Suicide during Police Chase. The suspected murderer of an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio, who was actively sought after he spread his murder on Facebook and promised to kill others, committed suicide, announced on Tuesday (April 18th) police.
The alleged killer was “spotted in Erie County” in Pennsylvania (east). “After a brief chase, he committed suicide by a bullet,” the Pennsylvania state police said on Twitter and News Tribune.
Steve Stephens, a 37-year-old suspected of killing Robert Godwin Sr, 74 years old, was unrecognized by the police across the country. The old man was coming back from an Easter lunch as a family.
Steve Stephens had recorded a video of his murder and had posted it on Facebook on the same day. He also said in another video that he killed 13 people and prepared a fourteenth murder.
However, the police had at that stage only one murder perpetrated by the man.
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At a press conference on Tuesday morning, Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams had once again called for “public help” because “when people are fleeing like that, they need ‘Help at a time’.
The alleged killer had escaped aboard a white Ford Fusion that had no electronic equipment like a GPS.
The authorities did not rule out committing suicide. “Either he died somewhere or somebody hides it somewhere in a house,” Peter Elliot, a representative of the Marshals police force, was in charge of tracking the fugitives.
The authorities had offered $ 50,000 in reward to anyone who would lead to the arrest of Steve Stephens, who had been placed on the list of most wanted people in the United States.
One of the victim’s sons had declared on CNN that he forgave him. “I do not want this man to die, I want him to be brought to justice,” said Robby Miller. “The thing I want to say is that I (forgive) him,” he added.
On the video of the murder, Steve Stephens comes out of his vehicle and asks the old man to repeat the name of a person. The latter executes before starting a recoil movement while his murderer declares: “She is the reason why this will happen to you”.