A makeshift memorial sits along a fence Monday near where Robert Godwin Sr., was killed in Cleveland. Police said Steve Stephens shot the 74-year-old Godwin on Sunday and uploaded a video of the murder to Facebook.
A makeshift memorial sits along a fence Monday near where Robert Godwin Sr., was killed in Cleveland. Police said Steve Stephens shot the 74-year-old Godwin on Sunday and uploaded a video of the murder to Facebook. Mike Householder AP
A makeshift memorial sits along a fence Monday near where Robert Godwin Sr., was killed in Cleveland. Police said Steve Stephens shot the 74-year-old Godwin on Sunday and uploaded a video of the murder to Facebook. Mike Householder AP
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

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April 17, 2017 06:11 PM

UPDATED April 18, 2017 09:41 AM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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