For the second time in roughly a week, a brutal killing has been uploaded to Facebook.
According to police, a 20-year-old man on Monday used Facebook Live to stream the hanging of his 11-month-old daughter. The video, which was filmed at an abandoned hotel in Phuket, Thailand, showed the man tie a noose around the child’s neck before dropping her over the side of the building.
The child’s relatives, including his mother, reportedly saw the video and contacted police.
“The mother of the child was crying and was very sad,” Thai police Col. Jirasak Siemsak told The Associated Press. “I am also very sad … they were still very young.”
Authorities found the man’s body hanging next to his daughters. His death has been ruled a suicide. BBC News has since identified him as Wuttisan Wongtalay.
“He was having paranoia about his wife leaving him and not loving him,” Thai police officer Jullaus Suvannin told Reuters.
The four-minute video, which reportedly remained online 24 hours before it was removed, was viewed more than 200,000 times.
This latest chilling video comes just eight days after authorities in Cleveland, Ohio, say 37-year-old Steve Stephens uploaded a video to Facebook that showed him shoot and kill 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. on Easter Sunday.
Officials said there was no apparent link between Stephens and Godwin. Two days after the killing, Stephens was found dead in Erie, Pennsylvania, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.
The gruesome video of Godwin’s slaying was on Facebook for roughly two hours before it was removed by the company. Mark Zuckerberg addressed the incident during an April 18 Facebook developers conference.
“We have a lot more to do here,” Zuckerberg said. “We’re reminded of this this week by the tragedy in Cleveland. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr. We have a lot of work and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening.”
The Cleveland and Thai videos are just the latest in a growing list of disturbing videos that have been shared on Facebook in the past year. Those videos include the January suicide of a 14-year-old girl and the March sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment from HuffPost Wednesday morning about the latest video.
A statement from the company published by BBC News called it “appalling.”
“Our hearts go out to the family of the victim,” the statement reads. “There is absolutely no place for content of this kind on Facebook.”
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Father Kills Toddler On Facebook Live