74°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Funeral services held for victim of Facebook killer

5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Saturday, April 22 2017 Apr 22, 2017 April 22, 2017 2:09 PM April 22, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: gofundme.com

CLEVELAND - Funeral services have been held for a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was posted on Facebook.

Family members on Saturday recalled Robert Godwin Sr. as a loving, gentle person who taught the importance of forgiveness.

The 74-year-old Godwin was shot Easter Sunday along a Cleveland street.

Gunman Steve Stephens led police on a 2-mile chase in Erie, Pennsylvania, before fatally shooting himself Tuesday.

Tonya Godwin-Baines, one of Godwin's 10 children, said the family forgives Stephens.

Stephens was a 37-year-old job counselor who worked with young people.

Police would not speculate on what triggered the killing, but in the Facebook video and other footage he posted, Stephens talked about having trouble with his girlfriend and losing everything he had to gambling.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days