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Possible jurors questioned in case of Mississippi man accused of killing eight people

Attorneys have been questioning potential jurors for the death penalty case of a Mississippi man accused of killing eight people.
Willie Cory Godbolt, Jason Tate

DESOTO CO., Miss. (Associated Press) – Attorneys have been questioning potential jurors for the death penalty case of a Mississippi man accused of killing eight people.

Tuesday was the second day of jury selection in the trial of Willie Cory Godbolt. Investigators said he went to his in-laws’ home in May 2017 and argued with his estranged wife and her family over the couple’s two children. A deputy was called.

A witness said Godbolt shot and killed the deputy, Godbolt’s mother-in-law and two other people. Police said Godbolt then shot and killed four other people at two other homes.

Godbolt has pleaded not guilty.