‘We Don’t Hate You’: Family of Facebook Murder Victim Offers Forgiveness in Heartbreaking Interview


CNN’s Don Lemon had an emotional Monday night interview with the family of Robert Godwin Sr., the man whose recent, graphic murder was uploaded to Facebook.

The alleged killer, Steve Stephens, took his own life after brief police pursuit on Tuesday.

Dorothy Crumpton was heartfelt as she recounted the positive relationship she maintained with Godwin, her ex-husband, and she also talked about how she was coping with the pain of losing him.

“It’s hurting me because…it’s hurting me very bad because that was a true friend,” Crumpton said.

Lemon also spoke with Godwin’s daughters, Tammy and Naujia Godwin, who told him about their first reactions to the news, and the anger they felt when they found out that the murder was broadcast over social media. Godwin’s son, Robby Miller, expressed similar feelings, and he asked suspected killer Steve Stephens to turn himself in and bring an end to the manhunt. The interview was conducted before news of Stephen’s death broke.

“One thing I do want to say is I forgive him,” Miller said. “If you’re out there, if you’re listening, turn yourself in. You’ve done enough damage.”

“I just want people to know that [Godwin] was a good man and he was a good father and he was a family man,” Tammy Godwin said later on. “We don’t hate [Stephens], but you took something from us, and we still don’t hate you.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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