Leonzo Bufford is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Kiesha Betton, and then posting about it on Facebook. Not his own social media account, though. Instead, the alleged murderer is said to have jumped on his deceased girlfriend’s account to post a chilling message after her shooting death.
An Elyria, Ohio, couple are both dead from an apparent murder-suicide because the boyfriend believed he was being cheated on. Just after 11 a.m. on Sunday, Elyria police found Betton suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to her torso. She was taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
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According to the Chronicle, police say that Bufford posted the Facebook message after fatally shooting Betton.
“Never PLAY GAMES WITH SOMEONE (sic) EMOTIONS OR CHEAT ON THEM WHEN THEY GIVE YOU THEIR ALL, PLEASE RESPECT THEIR LOVE AND DEVOTION, SOMEONE WILL END UP HURT OR WORSE DEAD,” Leonzo Bufford wrote using Kiesha Betton’s Facebook account.
The chilling Facebook message is still posted along with the profile picture update that was also believed to be posted by Bufford. In the comments section, many friends and family members have made comments about their shock and disbelief that something so tragic happened to Betton.
In the comments section of the new photo, one friend asked, “Who is this dude?”
That’s when Bufford, reportedly still commenting under Kiesha Betton’s name, wrote, “That’s the guy she cheated on.”
Leonzo Bufford allegedly posted more comments on Kiesha’s Facebook page under her own name.
He also wrote, “I’m done being lied to, that’s why it happen.”
Others were quick to post comments of outrage and hate toward Bufford. One commenter told Leonzo that he should go kill himself.
Apparently, the murderous boyfriend responded to that comment and told Kiesha’s friends, “I will.”
The same person who told Bufford to kill himself continued to encourage Kiesha Betton’s killer to end his own life.
Riley Sophia wrote, “Do it now do it live.”
“We know that after he had killed her and was driving, he was updating her Facebook page,” said Capt. Chris Costantino of the Elyria police. “We were monitoring her page and we saw that he was updating.”
Neighbors told police that they had heard Betton and Bufford fighting but that they never thought the domestic dispute would end in her death. According to Betton’s family, the pair were engaged. Others reported that they may have actually broken up and that Bufford may not have lived in the same home as Betton for some time.
Kiesha Betton left behind two teenage daughters. Both girls were at home when Bufford shot their mother but were both unharmed during the incident. They are currently safe and are staying with their father.
Just two hours after Betton’s shooting and Elyria police putting out an all points bulletin searching for Leonzo Bufford, the nearby South Euclid police were alerted to another shooting. Bufford reportedly shot two more people whose identities have not been released. According to reports, a man and woman were found in serious condition and were taken to the hospital. Their conditions are currently unknown.
It is unclear why Bufford drove to South Euclid and shot two more people. According to reports, the victims, who are currently hospitalized, are a couple in their 50s. Their identities are currently unknown.
Just after 2 a.m. on Monday, Bufford’s car was found near Eddy Road on Interstate 90. A police chase ensued, and Leonzo Bufford was chased into Cleveland. After Bufford’s car was stopped near Martin Luther King Boulevard and East 105th Street, police say that Bufford turned the gun on himself and took his own life.
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