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His murder was put on Facebook. But his family's message of forgiveness could be his legacy. - Washington Post

He was walking home from an Easter meal on Sunday when a man walked up to Robert Godwin Sr., asked him to say a name and then shot him in the head. To add to the horror, the killer recorded the shooting and uploaded it to Facebook. Thousands of ...and more »

Daughter pleads to suspect who shot and killed 74-year-old father: 'I ask that you please surrender. I forgive you' - fox8.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The family of Robert Godwin, Sr. is sharing photos of their beloved father with FOX 8 News. Tonya Godwin-Baines, one of Godwin's daughters, told FOX 8's Jessica Dill, he was the father of 10 -- six girls and four boys. Godwin, 74 ...and more »

Heslam: Daughter begs Facebook to not post mayhem - Boston Herald

Tonya R. Godwin-Baines is pleading with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to block the posting of murders and mayhem on video. “We don't want another family to ever have to suffer what we did,” said the daughter of the Cleveland grandfather shot dead ...and more »

Family of man murdered in Facebook video shows incredible profession of faith on CNN - TheBlaze.com

In a remarkably touching interview on CNN, the family of Robert Godwin Sr., whose murder was posted in a Facebook video expressed an amazing profession of faith while talking about the killer, Steve Stephens, and God's forgiveness. Debbie Godwin and ...and more »

Family and friends to pay tribute to Robert Godwin, Sr. Saturday - fox8.com

EUCLID, Ohio -- The family of Robert Godwin Sr. will be saying their final goodbyes to a man they say was kind, gentle, and taught them the importance of forgiveness. "He didn't deserve this, he was such a wonderful, caring person," said Tonya R ...and more »

Support grows for family of Facebook murder victim - fox8.com

CLEVELAND – While the family of Robert Godwin, Sr. prepares to say goodbye to the 74-year-old, whose murder was posted on the Facebook page of his killer, they said they are extremely grateful for the support they have received from people all over the ...and more »

Should We Overlook Robert Godwin's Transgressions Because He Was Murdered? - Blavity

According to many people, Robert Godwin was a good God-fearing man. The father of nine children and grandfather of fourteen was murdered in cold blood on Easter Sunday by a crazed Steve Stevens. On the surface, this is a tragedy of unspeakable ...and more »

Robert Godwin Sr.'s family finds empathy in grief - WKYC-TV

The worrying if Steve Stephens is going to strike again is over. But it's a relief that, for Robert Godwin Sr.'s family, is tempered with the still gut-wrenching reality that he's gone forever. Sitting with his sister, Ruby Godwin-Fisher, you would ...and more »

Did Robert Godwin Sr. Have Grandkids? He Had A Large, Loving Family - Romper

On a sunny Easter Sunday afternoon, Robert Godwin Sr. was walking the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, collecting aluminum cans as was his custom. Randomly, he was approached by a man with a phone and a gun. A conversation lasting less than a minute ...and more »