We, the comrades of Unit 1012: The VFFDP, send out utmost condolences and heartfelt sorrow to the family members of Robert Godwin Sr. We will not forget him on September 7 and April 16 every year. Justice was served as the Facebook Killer had committed suicide.
Let us remember how he lived on this earth.
Family members on Saturday (April 22, 2017) recalled Robert Godwin Sr. as a loving, gentle person who taught the importance of forgiveness.
Robert Godwin Sr.
(September 7, 1942 to April 16, 2017)
On April 16, 2017, 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. was shot and killed while walking on a sidewalk in the Glenville neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. The suspect was identified as 37-year-old Steve Stephens. He posted a cellphone video of the shooting on his Facebook account, leading many media outlets, both during the manhunt and afterward, to dub Stephens the "Facebook killer". A warrant was issued for Stephens for aggravated murder. Two days later, he committed suicide by gunshot when cornered by police in Erie County, Pennsylvania.