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Godbolt denied bond, charged with 8 counts of murder

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Willie Cory Godbolt faced the judge for the first time Tuesday following the shooting Saturday night in Lincoln County that left eight people dead.

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Godbolt, of Bogue Chitto, was denied bond by Lincoln County Judge Roger Martin at the Copiah County Justice Court.

He was charged with one count of capital murder, and seven counts of first degree murder, according to District Attorney Dee Bates.

“The preliminary hearing was set for July 26,” said Bates. “But as far as when he’ll go to a grand jury, I’m not able to say.”

Bates said the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will have to complete their investigation before any further steps could be taken towards trial.




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