Facebook Murder Suspect’s Ex-Girlfriend, Joy Lane Breaks Silence

Owolabi Oluwasegun
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Following news of a manhunt which has been initiated to locate a Cleveland man, Steve Stephens, a prime suspect in the killing of a 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., the suspect’s ex-girlfriend has broken her silence.

Recall that the manhunt was initiated after Steve Stephens allegedly posted the video of the victim’s murder on Facebook.

Stephens in the video noted that his main reason for killing people involves his ex-girlfriend, Joy Lane, according to the police.

Joy Lane however in a text to CBS News broke her silence on the murder case involving her ex-boyfriend.

Lane in the text noted: “We had been in a relationship for several years. I am sorry that all of this has happened. My heart & prayers goes out to the family members of the victim(s).

“Steve really is a nice guy… he is generous with everyone he knows. He was kind and loving to me and my children. This is a very difficult time for me and my family Please respect our privacy at this time.”

Stephens who is now on the run claimed to have killed more people but no deaths asides the murder of Godwin has been reported.

CBS News reported after Police issues an aggravated murder warrant for Stephens earlier on Monday: “In a statement Sunday night, Facebook said the suspect did go live on the social media site at one point during the day, but not during the killing. Police earlier Sunday had said that Stephens had broadcast it on Facebook Live.”

Cleveland police chief, Calvin Williams on Sunday said: “He is considered armed and dangerous, so we want people to be careful out there.”

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