While Facebook is typically a place where users, share their feelings, catch up and gossip, a North Carolina man used the social media site this week to confess to murder. Police were searching Wednesday for Earl Valentine, who claimed he killed his ex-wife in a Facebook live-broadcast, the New York Daily News reported.
His ex-wife, Keisha Valentine, ultimately survived her severe wounds. Valentine also shot his 15-year-old son during the attack. The boy died from his wounds. Following the murder, Valentine contacted the police and told them that he was on his way to Richmond, Virginia, to kill more family members.
The Facebook video was recorded early Tuesday after the brutal attack in Keisha Valentine’s Norlina, North Carolina, home. Earl Valentine entered by kicking in the back door, WTVR reported Wednesday. He then shot his ex-wife in the chest at point-blank range, along with their son.
"We actually got a call from the young victim with a dying declaration that his father had shot him and his father also shot his mother," Norlina Police Chief Taylor Bartholomew said.
When recalling the incident during his Facebook Live video, Earl Valentine expressed that he had no remorse for his actions. "I loved my wife, but she deserved what she had coming," he said in the video. "I know a lot of y'all are going to be disappointed in me, but it was something that had to be done."
Police are unsure whether the teen’s murder was intentional or whether he was caught in the crossfire in an effort to protect his mother After his threats to others, Earl Valentine’s family members have been placed under police protection while he is on the run.
Earl Valentine was last seen in a dark colored SUV. Police said he is armed with a pistol and an assault rifle and is considered especially dangerous after he declared that he will avoid prison at all costs.