Facebook Killer Shoots 74-year-old Man in Ohio; Killer's History of Torturing Pets [VIDEO]
Steve Stephens, a resident of Ohio, was charged with aggravated murder for shooting 74-year-old Robert Goodwin on Easter and posting the murder on Facebook. Stephens has been dubbed the 'Facebook Killer'.
Goodwin, who was a former manufacturing worker and a father of 10 with 14 grandchildren, was randomly shot on the street by 37-year-old Stephens because of an allueged break up with his girlfriend who was identified as Joy Lane, the New York Post reports.
The Facebook video contained Stephens saying he found somebody to kill while walking out of his car and approaching Goodwin. He then shoots the old man in the head and says to the camera that the man was dead because of Joy Lane while continuously filming the scene with Goodwin soaked with blood and lifeless.
People have been wondering, including Goodwin's kids and family- who, by the way, according to CNN, have forgiven Stephens of the shooting- on why he did such a horrendous act of shooting a random stranger in the street. According to his neighbors, they have always found the guy peculiar and different.
Tony Henderson, Stephen's neighbor across the street said that what Steve did on social media might be shocking for everyone but not so much a shock for him. He said that Stephens always seemed somewhat "out there".
According to Henderson, there were days when Stephens would talk but most of the time, he would act up all mean and would just stare at you in a very quiet way. He added that when Stephen's was young, he tortured pet animals for fun.
He shared an event when one day, Stephen's invited him over to his house and showed him his parakeet pet. He got the bird out of the cage and put it on his finger and then slapped the bird as hard as he could with his other hand. Stephens, Henderson said, was laughing and smiling while watching the bird lying on the floor.
Police are still on the lookout of seizing the Facebook killer to face his murder charges.