Murderer Commits Suicide After Confessing Crime on Facebook Live
He stormed into his ex-wife’s home and opened fire, shooting both her and his own teenaged son.
Earl Valentine joins the list of people who have used social media to make chilling revelations about their lives and actions. He took to the new Facebook Live feature to make confess to a heinous crime he apparently committed on Tuesday.
Watch the raw video here:
In his video, he admitted that he had killed his wife and son. According to police reports, he stormed into his ex-wife’s home and opened fire, and later shot both her and his teenager son.
After critically injuring his ex-wife and murdering his son in North Carolina, Valentine broadcasted his evil deed on Facebook. Later, he was believed to be driving to Richmond to allegedly kill his in-laws while recording the video.
Justifying his deed, he said on camera, “She lied to me, had warrants taken out against me. She dragged me all the way down to nothing. I loved my wife, but she deserved what she had coming.”
In the same live broadcast, he even acknowledged that such an action on his part could claim his life as well. Reflecting on such thoughts, he said, “Pleasure knowing y’all. I’ve been very sick for months. And this is something that I could not help. So I don’t know if I’m gonna make it where I’m going, but if I don’t, I wish all of you a good life.”
The Norlina police spent the entirety of Tuesday and Wednesday investigating the motive behind the crime but most importantly, finding Valentine’s whereabouts. The manhunt covered all regions of Virginia to South Carolina, Police Chief Taylor Bartholomew told The Washington Post on Wednesday afternoon.
Valentine was finally caught at a motel in Columbia, SC, about 280 miles south of Norlina. On being caught, he immediately committed suicide, leaving no opportunity for interrogation.
Police reports also claim to have noticed a heated exchange between Valentine and his in-laws on Facebook.
“He shot himself in the head,” Bartholomew told CBS affiliate WLTX. “Think he felt the pressure of being surrounded by marshals. He died alone. At the end of the day, he is a coward.”
Bartholomew had apparently spoken to Valentine hours earlier, but found him utterly remorseless.
“For somebody who had just done something like that, he was calm but he was aggressive,” Bartholomew told The Post on Wednesday. “He was trying to pump me for information. His main focus was to make sure his ex-wife was dead.”
However, the actual motive of the crime still remains hazy for want of Earl’s official statement.
Earl got separated from his wife because of his abusive nature. She was granted a year-long domestic violence restraining order, which expired only last month.
Earlier, Earl’s son had informed the police of his crimes after being attacked by him.
If he had been captured alive, Earl Valentine would have faced a first-degree murder charge in his son’s death, Bartholomew said.
(Source: The Washington Post)
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