Last Updated on February 25, 2021
A California man was arrested and charged with murdering two people, one a 15-year-old girl and one a 27-year-old woman. Raymond Weber was charged with murder after police say they received a call saying he was using Facebook’s popular live streaming feature to show off the bodies and his gun on the big tech social media platform.
According to the Vacaville Police Department, “A woman called to report a man was inside an apartment and possibly armed. She stated the man had live streamed himself on social media from inside the apartment. The video showed the man carrying a handgun and two women lying on the floor – not moving.”
Police entered the building and evacuated all other apartment dwellings before negotiating and eventually entering Weber’s apartment. Inside, as the caller described seeing in the Facebook live stream, police found the bodies of the teen and the woman, while Weber hid somewhere inside.
“Officers arrived on scene and found the suspect had barricaded himself inside the apartment,” wrote police. “Eventually, officers entered the apartment and found the man hiding inside. After a brief struggle – during which an officer utilized a taser – the man was taken into custody at approximately 8:32 am. Officers additionally found two women deceased inside of the apartment. The cause of their death remains under investigation and their identities are being withheld pending next-of-kin notifications.”
According to Heavy, Weber had a lengthy criminal history and was wanted on warrants dating back to 2014:
Weber was also arrested in 2014 in connection to the death of his girlfriend, a press release from the Sacramento Police Department shows. On April 3, 2014, the Sacramento Police Department asked for the public’s assistance in finding Weber and his younger brother, Antoine Weber, then 16. Antoine Weber was believed to have shot and killed Weber’s girlfriend, 19-year-old Nichole Duarte.
Raymond Weber was wanted for questioning and for parole violations, the press release indicated. According to ABC10, Antoine Weber pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in 2014 and public records show he is now in the California State Prison in Solano, where he will be eligible for parole in 2028.
This is the latest in a growing number of murders, suicides and shootings that have been live streamed using the big tech platform. The Robert Reeves Law Group details at least 10 similar incidents.
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Turkish man Erdogan Ceren posted footage of his death in October last year, writing: “No one believed when I said I will kill myself – so watch this.
Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, accused partner Jiranuch Trirat, 21, of cheating before hanging their 11-month-old child Beta in Phuket, Thailand – with the horrific video remaining on his page for nearly 24 hours.
Another Thai father recorded trying to hang his daughter, with police deciding not to press charges.
Katelyn Nicole Davis filmed her suicide after alleging she was abused by a relative.
Mother Gina Caze is said to written messages on her estranged 14-year old daughter’s social media post accusing her of seeking attention – and did nothing to stop her from committing suicide.
A pair of teen schoolgirls have been accused of brutally beating another girl to death, with the alleged murder reportedly broadcast on Facebook.
Jared McLemore, 33, died after he set himself on fire in a Facebook Live stream before allegedly trying to burn his estranged girlfriend.
In July of 2016, the felonious shooting death of Philando Castile in a car by a Minnesota police officer was streamed live on Facebook by the other passenger in the car.
Weber has been charged with two counts of murder. According to The Gateway Pundit, the name of the 27-year-old woman police say Weber killed is Savannah Theberge. The 15-year-old’s identity has not been released.