His worthless life is over, but not before he had taken an innocent life.
The guy who murdered a random stranger and live streamed it on Facebook was the subject of a national manhunt.
The search is over.
Steve Stephens, the so-called “Facebook killer” who sparked a multi-state manhunt after he brazenly gunned down a Cleveland man at random, killed himself Tuesday morning in Erie County as cops closed in, Pennsylvania State Police said on Facebook.
Stephens was spotted by members of the state police who attempted a traffic stop and “after a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself.”
Pa. State Police planned a briefing for Tuesday afternoon. — Fox News
Cleveland’s police chief earlier said on Tuesday that authorities had received more than 400 tips, including as far away as Texas.
The family of Mr Godwin – a father of 10 and grandfather of 14 – had offered to forgive the suspected killer.
On Monday night, his daughter, Tonya Godwin-Baines, urged Stephens to surrender.
“Each one of us forgives the killer, the murderer,” she told Cleveland TV station WJW. “We want to wrap our arms around him.”
“I forgive you and love you, but most importantly, God loves you. God can heal your mind and save your soul.”
The victim’s son, Robert Godwin Jr, said: “Steve, I forgive you… I’m not happy what you did, but I forgive you.” —
He’s dead. It’s over.
The only upside? That saved us all an unnecessary media circus around his trial.