..

Facebook Live Killer Lured Women With Pet Snake, Racked Up Casino Losses, Now Dead

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Apr/17/2017

  • Stephens killed a 74-year-old father of ten in cold blood Easter Sunday
  • Killer found dead in PA Tuesday
  • Stephens once petitioned for bankruptcy and would routinely lose playing at Jack Casino in Downtown Cleveland

More news has surfaced about the man who savagely shot to death an elderly gentleman while broadcasting the murder on Facebook Live.

The search for Steve Stephens, 37, extended beyond Ohio to four other states late Sunday following the Easter morning gruesome killing of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. in Cleveland.   On Tuesday morning, police confirmed the suspect has been found dead in Erie County, Pennsylvania.

In the video, that is believed to have remained online for up to three hours, Stephens gets out of his car and appears to randomly target Godwin, 74, who is holding a plastic shopping bag. Stephens says the name of a woman, whom Godwin does not seem to recognize.

"She's the reason that this is about to happen to you," Stephens tells Godwin before pointing a gun at him. Godwin can be seen shielding his face with the shopping bag.

Facebook said the suspect did go live on the social media website at one point during the day, but not during the killing.

Goodwin is a father of ten and a grandfather.  His daughters told Anderson Cooper Monday night, at the time Stephens shot their father, he was out collecting cans to make a little extra money “even though he didn’t need it”

Those who knew Stephens described him as “creepy” and a “degenerate gambler”.

One former neighbor of Stephens told the Daily Mail that, as a teenager, he bought a python and would approach women with his slithering pet around his neck to try and win their attention.

'It was a slimy thing to do and now he's just a snake in the grass too,' said next-door-neighbor Alexis Lee, who noted that Stephens had an ongoing crush on her.

'I saw him at the casino a couple of times and he would remind me that he always had a crush on me.

'One he asked me to sit next to him at the tables saying "Be my queen... be my lucky charm". But I wasn't interested. I just went home.'

The Daily Mail also reports that Stephens blew much of his paychecks at Jack Casino in Downtown Cleveland, once even petitioning for bankruptcy.

Authorities had posted a $50,000 price on his head after law enforcement announced reward for information leading to his arrest.  Police said they were engaged in a brief pursuit with Stephens before he shot himself.

- Gilbert Horowtiz, Gambling911.com

Gambling News

Can I Bet the Little League World Series on the Caesars Sportsbook App?

Can I Bet the Little League World Series on the Caesars Sportsbook App?

Caesars Sportsbook prohibits betting on youth events such as the Little League World Series.  Other popular sportsbooks like long established BetOnline have zero qualms about taking bets on the Little League World Series and have already released odds for 2022 (Wed, Aug 17, 2022 – Sun, Aug 28, 2022).

What Are the Sports Betting Laws in USA and Canada?

What Are the Sports Betting Laws in USA and Canada?

When setting up a bookie business, you'll need to know the sports betting laws in depth. Here's a brief rundown on the laws in the USA and Canada.

What Are the Biggest Business Blunders Online Bookie Software Will Help Prevent?

As a bookie, mistakes can be costly. Having the right online bookie software can help minimize potential blunders. Here's how.

Joe Flacco Expected to Start for the Jets in Week 1 vs. His Old Team the Ravens

Joe Flacco Expected to Start for the Jets in Week 1 vs. His Old Team the Ravens

With Zach Wilson’s knee surgery today now considered a success and with the team not willing to bring him back until he’s fully ready, Jets’ QB Joe Flacco is in line to start the regular-season opener vs. his former Ravens team, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Massapequa Odds to Win the 2022 Little League World Series

Massapequa Odds to Win the 2022 Little League World Series

Massapequa Coast is considered "America's Team" by some this year.  They become the first Long Island team to go to the World Series since Rockville Centre in 1978.  Better still, Massapequa has never played in the Little League World Series in its 72-year history.

Syndicate