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The family of Robert Godwin Sr., the 74-year-old man whose murder was recorded and posted to Facebook, says that Godwin was a “good man.” Police believe that Godwin was killed by Steve “Stevie Steve” Stephens in Cleveland on Easter Sunday.
Robert Godwin Jr., told WOIO-TV, “This man right here was a good man. I just hate that he’s gone.”
“I don’t know what I’m going to do. It’s not real,” he added.
According to Cleveland.com, Godwin Jr. also said he last saw his father Sunday morning when he came by to pick up basketball equipment for one of his other sons.
“He hugged my wife and me and said, ‘I’ll see you guys next time,’” Godwin Jr. said. “I said ‘OK, enjoy your Easter.’”
“I just want him caught … because he can do it to somebody else,” he added.
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Godwin, a retired foundry worker, is survived by ten children, 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
HELLOBEAUTIFUL previously reported that Stephens told his mother he went on a rampage because he was angry with his ex-girlfriend Joy Lane. Stephens also claims he murdered multiple people, but police have not found anymore victims. Stephens uploaded video of the Godwin murder to Facebook around 2pm on Sunday.
Facebook eventually took it down after receiving several reports about the post.
Investigators said the killing appeared to be random and Godwin Sr.’s son confirms that he did not know Stephens or Joy Lane, Cleveland.com noted. Police are currently still searching for Stephens in as up to five states after Stephen’s cellphone released a ping in Erie, Pennsylvania, 100 miles away from the murder scene.
Our hearts go out to the Godwin family for their tragic loss.
You can help Godwin’s family by donating to their GoFundMe, here.
SOURCE: WOIO-TV; Cleveland.Com
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1. Gwen Ifill, a titan in the industry of journalism, died from uterine cancer on November 21. She was 61.
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2. Rapper Shawty Lo died in a fiery Atlanta car crash on the morning of Sept. 21.
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3. Sportscaster John Saunders passed away suddenly at the age of 61 on Aug. 10. The details surrounding his passing are still unclear.
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4. Actor Gene Wilder, best known for his role in ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,’ died on Aug. 29 from Alzheimer’s disease.
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5. Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3 after a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s.
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6. Actor Anton Yelchin, best known for his role as Chekov in ‘Star Wars,’ passed away minutes after a June 19 car accident.
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7. Actor Ron Lester died on Aug. 4 of kidney failure. He was best known for his role in ‘Not Another Teen Movie.’
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8. ‘The Voice’ star Christina Grimmie was shot dead at 22 years old by a man who opened fire on her while she signed autographs.
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9. Legendary singer Prince tragically died from an accidental prescription drug overdose on April 21. He was 57-years-old.
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10. WWF wrestler and actress Chyna died from an accidental overdose of Valium and Ambien on April 20. She was 45 years old.
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12. Singer Denise Matthews, aka Vanity, died from kidney failure at the age of 57 on Feb. 15. She was Prince’s protegée and ex-girlfriend.
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13. Singer Maurice White passed away on Feb. 3 after battling Parkinson’s disease. He was the founder of R&B group Earth, Wind, & Fire.
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14. Rock star David Bowie died on Jan. 10 after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69.
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15. A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg passed away on March 22 due to complications from diabetes. He was 45 years old.
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