The man who police say shot a Cleveland retiree at random and posted video of the killing on Facebook was recognized by the drive-thru attendant of a McDonald's restaurant outside Erie, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday morning.
The camera spun around; when the picture came back into focus, Godwin was on the ground.
"In this case we did not receive a report about the first video, and we only received a report about the second video - containing the shooting - more than an hour and 45 minutes after it was posted", said Justin Osofsky, Facebook's vice president of global operations.
"I don't want that man to die, I want him brought to justice", one of his sons, Robby Miller, told CNN. "I am sorry that all of this has happened".
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. The behavioral health agency where he worked said an extensive background check before he was hired turned up nothing worrisome.
Authorities said Godwin is the only known victim despite an extensive investigation into Stephens s claims to have killed others.
Facebook, which makes money primarily by selling advertising that appears on people's news feeds, relies largely on its 1.9 billion users to report posts that violate its terms of service, and it employs thousands of workers to examine those reports.
The shooting video was visible on Facebook for almost two hours before it was reported, the company said.
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And members of Godwin s family, speaking on CNN, said they offered their forgiveness.
The FBI had put Stephens on its Most Wanted list, and authorities were offering up to $50,000 in rewards for information leading to his capture. "Only Steve knows that".
It was late Tuesday morning, nearly lunchtime, and authorities were in the third day of an intensive manhunt for Stephens.
"There is a lot of work to do here", he told a Facebook developers' conference.
"There might be people out there in similar situations and we could find out why he did what he did", said Williams. Police described the area as remote, rural and full of potential hiding places.
After a brief chase, he took his own life, authorities said.
They scoured the area for the "Facebook Killer", and chased his vehicle for about two miles - before causing it to crash across the street from a former elementary school, according to the Erie Times-News.