BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man convicted in the 2017 killings of eight people appeared in court this week and asked for a new trial.
A judge denied the request, saying he will issue a written ruling later. Willie Cory Godbolt was convicted in February of four counts of murder and four counts of capital murder.
He received a sentence of life in prison for each murder conviction and a death sentence for each capital murder conviction. The killings happened on Memorial Day weekend 2017 in Brookhaven and Bogue Chitto.
Among those killed were Godbolt’s mother-in-law and a deputy sheriff.