Steve Stephens

Friday Crime Stories: Shocking murders live streamed

The rise social media in our lives is also reflected in our deaths and crimes. Nancy Grace looks at how criminals are using Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat and other platforms to kill and steal. Her expert guests include New York psychologist Dr. Chloe Carmichael, creator of AskDrCC.com, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan, “Crime Stories” contributing reporter John Lemley, and co-host Alan Duke.

One sensational case involves Steve Stephens, a 37-year-old man who streamed video on Facebook as he randomly shot an elderly man on a Cleveland street. Stephens later told Facebook “friends” in a live video before killing himself that he “just snapped” because his girlfriend dumped him.

Also read: Family of elderly man whose murder was live streamed by Steve Stephens sues Facebook

Another case involves four suspects accused of torturing a mentally disabled teen in Chicago while streaming the video live, said that all four defendants are getting death threats. The defense attorneys are blaming the threats on “sensationalized, pervasive media coverage.”

Also read: Suspects charged with torturing disabled teen on Facebook Live are getting death threats 

“Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” is now a national radio show, heard on SiriusXM’s Triumph Channel 132, five times a day. You can also subscribe and download the daily podcasts at iTunes and Google Play.

[Feature Photo: Steve Stephens/Police Handout]