Facebook video murder suspect kills himself in Pa.


While law enforcement heaped praise on the actions of the McDonald's restaurant worker who spotted Steve Stephens at their Pennsylvania drive-thru on Tuesday, it remains unclear how much of the $50,000 in reward money they'd be eligible for or if they'd have to share it with the other workers who played a role in alerting state police and attempting to stall Stephens until troopers arrived.

The McDonald's employees tried to "buy some time for the cops" by telling Stephens his fries were delayed, but he said he had no time to wait and drove off, according to DuCharme.

"Two seconds later, I hear these sirens, and they come whipping past me", she told The Associated Press.

The daughter of a retiree slain in an apparently random Cleveland shooting that was recorded and shared on Facebook says she's sad that the suspect killed himself in Pennsylvania.

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg pledged on Tuesday that his company would do all it could to prevent postings of incidents like Sunday's fatal shooting in Cleveland, which was visible on the social media site for two hours.

In the case of the most recent murder video, almost two hours passed before users reported it on Facebook, according to the company.

"Our kids, although they should not have seen this, I'm sure a lot have". He said he "just snapped".

Facebook said it suspended Stephens' account minutes after learning of the gruesome video. She said the chase slowed suddenly from 50 miles per hour to about 20 miles per hour when the road narrowed from four lanes to two.

But according to a timeline of events pieced together by police and Facebook, Stephens posted a video on Sunday afternoon saying he meant to kill, and followed up two minutes later with video of Godwin's shooting.

In interviews, some of Godwin's relatives forgave his killer. "We want to wrap our arms around him".

Police got the decisive tip-off after Stephens had been on the run for almost 48 hours, when a McDonald's employee recognised him at a drive-thru in Pennsylvania shortly after 11.00 am and called authorities. They say he had no known connection to Godwin. "We would have liked to have brought Steve in peacefully and really talked to him about why this happened".

"Only Steve knows that", Williams said.

Williams, the police chief, said Lane is safe and has been co-operating with investigators.

On Monday evening, Facebook announced that it was launching a review for reporting harmful content following the killing.