A multi-state manhunt ensued, and there was no sign of Stephens until Tuesday at a little after 11 a.m. Thomas DuCharme Jr., the owner of the Erie McDonald's, said a worker there recognized Stephens as he came through the drive-thru and alerted her supervisor. He took his McNuggets and whipped out of the parking lot, almost hitting Gail Wheeler, 54, a retail operations manager from Erie who was on her way home from the grocery store."Two seconds later, I hear these sirens, and they come whipping past me", she told The Associated Press.Wheeler followed behind for a couple miles. They said they know Lane did nothing wrong.
Godwin's funeral will be held on Saturday in Euclid, Ohio. "The minute he turned out on Buffalo Road, the state police were right behind him at that point, so he couldn't have gotten more than 100 yards before the police were behind him".
"I'm very sorry this happened to you guys", Lane said.
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"I'm angry with him, yes, but I forgive him", Godwin-Baines told Lane. "I've been told that I'm the one who should've died, he should have killed me". But they ended their relationship and she pushed for him to seek help for issues with gambling. That search ended Tuesday in Erie, Pennsylvania, where Stephens shot and killed himself in his auto.
"We would also like to thank the Godwin family for providing an example of grace, elegance, faith, and love to the world in the midst of their personal and unimaginable tragedy the likes of which is rarely seen and desperately needed in today's world", Loomis said. "We want to wrap our arms around him", Tonya Godwin-Baines told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday after Stephens' death.