Mississippi man to face the court in the fatal shooting of 8 persons

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. – A Mississippi man is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he shot eight people dead, including a deputy sheriff.

Willie Cory Godbolt is scheduled to go before a judge Monday in Brookhaven to answer to the charges, after being accused of Thursday.

Charges include four counts of capital murder, which can carry the death penalty; the four counts of murder, one of attempted murder, two of kidnapping and one of armed robbery.

Godbolt has been jailed without bail since his May 28 arrest, hours after the Lincoln County killings.

Deputy William Durr responded to a disturbance call at the home of Godbolt in-laws. Durr, Godbolt, the mother-in-law, Barbara Mitchell, and two others were killed.

Two people were killed in a second house. The two others were killed in a third house.

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