Not all people who go through difficult times will hit a breaking point that causes them to do the unthinkable; harm or murder another person. If that were the case, we’d all be a bunch of ravenous murderers.
But there are weak links in the chain of humanity, and when those links break they tend to take other links with them.
Steve Stephens happens to be one of those weak links. He was a weak-minded, beta male with a weak approach to dealing with his problems. This is more than ironic since he was a counselor in the mental health profession.
This is my message to his ex-girlfriend [that he blamed for the killing] Joy Lane:
“During this difficult time in your life I would like for you to know that what happened was not your fault. You did not cause anyone’s demise, nor should you let your ex’s actions cause you to feel any guilt.
You did the right thing by leaving him. I’m sure you’ve probably replayed in your mind over and over what could have happened to you and your children had you not. No person should ever stay with their significant other out of fear. Fear of what he may do to you, loved ones or complete strangers. That’s manipulation, not real love.
Don’t pay any attention to the Internet trolls who blamed you for what happened. These people don’t know you or anything remotely related to you other than what they see online or on TV. The online moral police spend so much time criticizing others that they don’t even realize when their own house is burning to the ground.
The fact that this so-called “man” felt the need to kill an elderly man on Facebook live is all the proof that you need to confirm that leaving him was a good decision.
It’s my hope that other people will leave their toxic relationship when there are signs that things won’t get any better.
At the end of the day, you took the necessary precautions for you and your children. You did your part.”
Condolences to 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr.’s family.
Fortunately, for the beta male Steve, there are only two ways that this will end for him. He’ll either end up dead or captured and sent to prison. All sympathy to his victims only.
Update: It has now been reported that Steve Stephens killed himself today after a short pursuit by police.