The lover of the 74-year-old victim of the ‘Cleveland Killer’ has spoken out about his final words before he was shot in the middle of the street.
Angela Smith, 34, who had been dating the victim Robert Godwin for the last 18 years and has two children with him, tearfully told the Daily Mail of his last words.
Smith said that Robert had just popped out to collect empty soda cans from the street (a hobby of his) and said ‘I love you girl’ on his way out, before saying ‘call me when the food is done’.
Smith laughed because he loved her ‘chicken and dressing and couldn’t wait to eat it’.
Steve Stephens (aka the Cleveland Killer), 37, is wanted on charges of aggravated murder in connection with the killing of Robert Godwin Senior in Cleveland, Ohio.
Video footage recorded by Stephens shows him driving near his home in Cleveland, finding a random elderly man, and proceeding to shoot the 74-year-old passer-by after making him say the name ‘Joy Lane’.
Police update on Steve Stephens case https://t.co/p2QiXCCsk2
— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) April 17, 2017
Stephens is still on the loose and the search for him continues after he allegedly claims to have killed 13 people and is ‘working on 14’.
Stephens’ Facebook page has since been removed.
A Facebook spokesman said:
This is a horrific crime and 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.
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I haven’t watched the video. I haven’t even looked at my cellphone or the news. I don’t really want to see it.
More than 400 tips received concerning the manhunt for #SteveStephens
— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) April 18, 2017
Stephens went live on Facebook throughout the day saying he has ‘a lot of built up anger’ and claiming he ‘just snapped’.
Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased.