Facebook Live Murder Victim Identified, Robert Godwin Sr., 74

Facebook Live Murder Victim Identified, Robert Godwin Sr., 74


What’s the real story behind the Joy Lane massacre? Does it even matter at this point? Mental illness is no joke but does everyone have the right to use that as a crutch? Is it fair to say some people are just very sick individuals?

I’m torn. I watched a video of a man who went live on Facebook, looked dead into the camera and said that he was going to kill an elderly man who was just walking down the street minding his own business in the name of a woman who wasn’t giving him any attention anymore. He got out of the car and approached the man and said a few words to prepare him for his sudden death and then he pulled the trigger. It was very hard to watch this man’s lifeless body laying in his own blood as the assailant walks off casually and gets in his car to continue his broadcast. What is this world coming to?

“Please please please stop retweeting that video and report anyone who has posted it! That is my grandfather show some respect,”

Tweeted a grieving grandchild of the victim. I’m sure you can imagine the amount of conversations being had about this video online which is leading to the increase of chances of this forbidden video being discovered through pure curiosity. But still, no family member should have the memory of their loved one being murdered in cold blood as easy to stumble upon as a Facebook search. Robert Godwin had 9 children and 14 grandchildren, so for God sakes if not theirs, show some respect.

We’re praying that the families of the victims find peace as well as the people of Cleveland as the manhunt for the suspect is found.