CLEVELAND, Ohio – The calls that came in to police Sunday afternoon seemed unbelievable. Numerous people were watching a man ranting about his miserable life live on Facebook and threatening to kill someone at random. And then he did just that.
In the videos Steve Stephens, 37, of Cleveland, took during and after the Easter Sunday Facebook killing, he seemed calm and even laughs about the pain and fear he knew he would cause the city.
His victim – Robert Godwin Jr., a 74-year-old father of nine and grandfather of 14 – just happened to walk into the path of thd deranged gunman about 2 p.m. on East 93rd Street, just south of Interstate 90 in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood.