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Mississippi shooting suspect led a life marked by violence
from The AP
May 31, 2017 -

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of killing eight people in rural Mississippi has led a life marked by violence.

Brookhaven Police Chief Bobby Bell said Tuesday that Willie Cory Godbolt's mother shot and killed his father, then a Brookhaven police officer, in 1999. Joyce Godbolt killed Chris Godbolt with her ex-husband's police revolver when their son was 17.

That violent act foreshadows Willie Godbolt's adult life. The 35-year-old has been charged with misdemeanor assault or similar charges a dozen times since 2003, court records show.

Godbolt is now accused of eight murders, including the killing of a sheriff's deputy. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

Godbolt was released from a hospital following a gunshot to his left arm. Lincoln County Justice Court Judge Roger Martin denied bail.

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