[Ed. – The question we should be asking.]
The most shocking aspect of the Easter Sunday Facebook murder of 74-year-old Robert Godwin, Sr. might be that this sort of social media mayhem is losing its ability to shock.
In March, a video of a 15-year-old girl being sexually assaulted by several teenage boys was streamed on Facebook.
In February, a teenager was convicted of fatally shooting his friend; the killer implicated himself by sending a selfie with the dying victim on Snapchat.
In January, four people were arrested after broadcasting a video on Facebook that showed them taunting and beating a mentally disabled teenager who had been bound and gagged.
Already this year, a 14-year-old girl in Florida and a 33-year-old man in California have committed suicide on Facebook.
Last year, an armed woman in Maryland live-streamed her fatal standoff with the police, and a 12-year-old in Georgia recorded her own suicide by hanging via the Live.me app.