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  • 04.17.17

Here’s the latest on the Facebook killing in Cleveland

On Sunday Steve Stephens, 37, allegedly posted a video of himself killing a 74-year-old man on Facebook. Here’s what we know so far:

• 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. was shot in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood.

• The murder of Godwin was posted to Facebook under Steve Stephens’ account.

• Police originally thought Stephens broadcast the murder on Facebook Live, but Facebook later clarified he instead posted a video of the murder rather than broadcasting it live, reports the Guardian.

• However, Facebook says Stephens did appear on Facebook Live that same day.

• The video of the murder was on Facebook for about three hours before being removed. In a statement, Facebook said, “We do not allow this kind of content on Facebook. We work hard to keep a safe environment on Facebook, and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety.”

• The manhunt for Stephens has now spread to five states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, and Michigan, reports CNN.

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