Cleveland Police release 9-1-1 calls in case of alleged Facebook killer
CLEVELAND, OHIO —
Cleveland Police have released the 9-1-1 calls that came in moments after the murder of Robert Godwin on Easter Sunday.
The recordings paint a chaotic picture of the horrifying crime scene.
In the first call, you can hear the caller say "Oh, Lord have mercy. Oh my God!" as the dispatcher tells them "Ok, I need you take to take a deep breath, ok? Take a deep breath for me."
Minutes later, another emergency call came in.
Caller: "Somebody's laying in front of my house, just dead. Been shot."
The dispatcher coached the callers on how to help Godwin, but it was too late.
Godwin's family is now speaking out on his murder.
His daughter, Nauijia Godwin, recalled the first time she saw the online video of her father being murdered.
"At first I was angry. I'm like 'Why would they do that to my dad? Why would you put it online?' I couldn't believe it was my dad," she said through tears.
Her brother, Robert Godwin Jr., said "What happened to my father was horrific. I wouldn't wish that on anybody. The man who videotaped my father getting shot stripped him of his dignity."
The victim's son says he does forgive Steve Stephens.
One of Godwin's daughters tells the Associated Press she is said Stephens killed himself, explaining she preferred he faced prison for his crime.