Sheriff: Home of Mississippi multiple-killing suspect burns

Photo: WJTV

BOGUE CHITTO, Miss. (AP) – Fire has destroyed the home of a Mississippi man charged with killing eight people.

Sheriff Steve Rushing in Mississippi’s Lincoln County says nobody was in the mobile home in Bogue Chitto when firefighters answered a fire call before dawn on Sunday.

Willie Corey Godbolt (Photo: MBI)

Rushing says the home belonged to Willie Cory Godbolt, who is jailed without bond. He is charged with one count of capital murder in the shooting death of a deputy and seven counts of murder in the shooting deaths of others.

Authorities say the shootings took place May 27 and 28 at three homes after the deputy responded to a domestic disturbance call at Godbolt’s in-laws’ house, where witnesses said there was a dispute about Godbolt’s children.

The seven people were either relatives or acquaintances of Godbolt.

 

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