Joy Lane, the ex-girlfriend of Facebook killer Steve Stephens, says she still loves the man she knew

Facebook killer Steve Stephens takes own life after police chase

“My reaction (was) pure sadness,” added Lane, who Stephens mentioned by name in a series of videos posted to social media.


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Cops eventually tracked Stephens to a McDonald’s in Erie, Pa., where the two-day, nationwide chase ended when Stephens shot himself in the head.

This handout photograph obtained April 17, 2017 courtesy of the Cleveland Police shows Steve Stephens.

Why, then, did the 37-year-old post video of himself last month murdering Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old grandfather of 14?

Lane insisted Stephens seemed perfectly fine two days before gunning down the innocent elderly man, even leaving her a voicemail telling her he was "motivated" to change.

Funeral services held for Ohio victim of Facebook murder – Robert Robert Godwin Sr.
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Joy Lane told Inside Edition Facebook killer Steve Stephens loved her more than any man she has ever known.

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But Lane also believes Stephens’ gambling addiction might have led him to commit the heinous act.
— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) April 23, 2017
Not Steve the Facebook killer.” “I miss the Steve that I knew. “I still love him,” Lane told Inside Edition.

“I think of him as a good guy who did something really wrong,” Lane told Inside Edition in an exclusive interview.