Tips pour in, but no sign of slaying suspect Stephens

Elizabeth Williams
April 21, 2017

The man who posted a video of himself on Facebook killing an elderly man shot and killed himself after a "brief pursuit" by Pennsylvania State Police officers. He's wanted on an aggravated murder charge in the shooting death of a 74-year-old retired man in Cleveland on Sunday.

Lane said she and Stephens dated for a while, and had discussed getting engaged, but they broke up and she urged him to seek help for gambling issues. He shot himself in the head as the auto spun out of control, police said.

"This started with one tragedy and ended with another person taking his own life".

The man known as the "Facebook Killer" was found dead after a brief police pursuit in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, authorities said on Tuesday. She said the chase slowed suddenly from 50 miles per hour to about 20 miles per hour when the road narrowed from four lanes to two.

Stephens, AKA Stevie Steve, is then reported to have said that his girlfriend drove him to commit the crime.

"Each one of us forgives the killer, the murderer", daughter Tonya Godwin Baines told CNN on Monday.

Stephens kept posting on Facebook hours before his account was eventually shut down.

Investigators said that Godwin was the only victim so far linked to Stephens, despite his claim on Facebook that he killed over a dozen people. "I'm very thankful that i was actually here working with them today". Stephens also went live on Facebook to confess to the murder.

After sending his condolences to Godwin's family, Zuckerberg paused briefly in a moment of silence.

In the case of the most recent murder video, almost two hours passed before users reported it on Facebook, according to the company.

In a blog post, Vice President of Global Operations Justin Osofsky wrote: "we know we need to do better".

Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks on stage during the annual Facebook F8 developers conference in San Jose, California. "We're reminded of this this week by the tragedy in Cleveland". Artificial intelligence, for example, plays an important part in this work, helping us prevent the videos from being reshared in their entirety.

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