The shocking Social Work connections to the Facebook live murderer Steve Stephens
“I’ll keep killing until they catch me”
The chilling warning from Steve Stephens sends a shiver down the spine as the manhunt for him has been extended to five states for a man who is “armed and dangerous”.
At 2pm on Sunday, Stephens recorded himself approaching the 74-year-old Grandfather Robert Godwin as he walked home from Easter lunch. On the video that he posted to Facebook, Stephens can be heard saying “Found me somebody I’m about to kill… this old dude.”
Stephens then asks his victim to say his ex-girlfriend’s name to the camera, before explaining to Robert that “She’s the reason this about to happen to you.”
He then proceeds to shoot Robert in the face, killing him in cold blood.
Social Work Tutor can now reveal the shocking Social Work connections to this wanted man and the links to our profession that haunt this murder.
Steve “Stevie Steve” Stephens, is a case worker for young people
He worked at a facility for young people called Beech Brook in northeast Ohio. CNN have reported that Beech Brook “serves children, teenagers and families, according to a spokeswoman for the facility.”
His ex-girlfriend is a Social Work Educator
Stephen’s ex-girlfriend has worked for Cleveland State University since 2014 where she provides “educational instruction to the School of Social Work Students” and oversees “field placements at community based organizations”
A number of online news outlets are reporting Stephens himself as a Social Worker. This is not the case but his connections to the Social Work profession will no doubt send shockwaves through all who work in the field. There is also reason for Social Workers connected to this wanted man and his ex-girlfriend to be vigilant until he is caught.
Stay safe out there.