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Wanted Billboards for Ohio Killing Suspect Placed in Conn.

It appears the victim was selected at random



    Billboards in CT for Suspect in Cleveland Facebook Live Murder

    (Published Tuesday, April 18, 2017)

    In the day before a man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a retiree in Ohio committed suicide in Pennsylvania, "wanted" posters were placed along Connecticut highways as the manhunt expanded nationwide.

    Steve Stephens is accused of shooting of Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old former foundry worker, and broadcasting the killing on Facebook Live, according to police in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Godwin appeared to have been selected at random, gunned down while picking up aluminum cans Sunday afternoon after spending Easter with some of his children.

    Authorities were offering a $50,000 reward for the capture of Stephens, a 37-year-old job counselor who worked with teens and young adults

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    Some of those who knew Stephens described him as pleasant and kind, while some said he had a gambling problem. He filed for bankruptcy two years ago.

    Investigators said that Godwin was the only victim so far linked to Stephens, despite his claim in a video opsted on Facebook that he killed more than a dozen people.