Facebook has released a new statement regarding the man now known as the Facebook Killer and the videos that he uploaded to the social network. Facebook admitted its shortcomings, but also disputed criticisms on how it handled the situation.
Facebook has disputed reports that it took 3 hours to take down the gruesome murder video posted by 37-year-old Cleveland man Steve Stephens — dubbed the "Facebook killer" by some — which depicted him pulling a gun and killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin on Sunday.
Steve Stephens uploaded a horrifying 57-second video to Facebook of himself shooting and killing a 74-year-old man on Sunday. The video lingered on Steve Stephens’ Facebook page for more two hours before it was removed by the website. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, told USA Today that the killing of Robert Godwin, a grandfather from Cleveland, Ohio, has no place on Facebook.
Steve Stephens has not been captured yet, as of this writing. That has given ample time for conspiracy theories about the suspected Cleveland killer of Robert Godwin, whose horrific death was broadcast on Facebook and spread around the Internet, to proliferate about the Stephens Facebook video being a fake hoax. As seen in the above Associated Press image, Steve’s childhood home is displayed on the left as neighbors of Stephens speak to one another down the street in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday,...
Amid hundreds of tips - direct to law enforcement officials and across social media - Cleveland police warned early Monday that residents in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana and Michigan should be on the lookout for 37-year-old Steve Stephens, who is driving a white Ford Fusion and is believed to be armed and dangerous. "Suspect may be out-of-state at this time...Those outside of Northeast Ohio: Contact Local Authorities."
Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Steve Stephens, the Ohio man who shot and killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin on Sunday and then uploaded a video of the slaying to Facebook, is dead. Stephens had been added to the FBI Most Wanted list and after a nationwide manhunt, PSPD says officers, responding to a tip, found Stephens around 11 AM Tuesday in Erie, Pennsylvania. After a brief stand-off, he turned the gun on himself.