A man made the fatal mistake of going on a shooting rampage after a domestic disputation, and is now in custody for the killing of eight people, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff’s deputy, at three other neighbors as he went door to door, in Mississippi.
Neighbors notified the police, but it didn’t stop Godbolt from going on a killing spree, which included in the victims list the responding deputy, William Durr, 36, around 11:30pm. Three other women were also killed at the home, although Godbolt’s wife was able to flee the scene with her step-father.
Godbolt then proceeded down to 1600 block of Coopertown Road, in Brockhaven, about 15 miles from the scene of the first shooting…It was there that authorities found the bodies of 2 juvenile teenagers assumed to have been his other more victims.
Then at the 300 block of East Lincoln Road, a man and another women were found dead – a third crime scene.
Godbolt, who faces charges of one count of capital murder and seven counts of first degree murder, told the Clarion-Ledger he ‘ran out of bullets’ and planned to die by committing ‘suicide by cop’.
Godbolt, once apprehended in in handcuffs, was reported to have said:
‘I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done.’
Goldbolt’s wife left him because of domestic violence, according to her stepfather Vincent Mitchell. She took their two children and stayed with her mother and stepfather for the last three weeks. Godbolt arrived at 2871 Lee Drive to talk with his wife and in-laws on Saturday when someone called authorities.
Godbolt went on to say:
‘I was having a conversation with her stepdaddy and her mama and her, my wife, about me taking my children home. Somebody called the officer, people that didn’t even live at the house. That’s what they do. They intervene.’
Referring to deputy Durr, Godbolt remorsefully gave his excuses of why he killed him:
‘They cost him his life. I’m sorry.’
When the sheriff’s deputy arrived on the scene earlier, he had gave the order to Godbolt to leave, and the 35-year-old suspect seemed at first as if he were about to do just that.
But it was feign, and instead he reached for his back pocket and pulled out a gun and just started shooting. Mitchell, the step-father in-law to Godbolt, said he only escaped with his stepdaughter and her two children through a window that had been broken.
Sadly, three other women in the household didn’t make it out alive: his wife Barbara Mitchell, her sister Brenda May and one of the wife’s daughters, Toccarra May.
Godbolt was found and taken in alive, Sunday morning, after he tried to escape the third crime scene. While sitting on the ground in handcuffs, surrounded by law enforcement officers, Godbolt said:
‘Suicide by cop was my intention. I ain’t fit to live not after what I’ve done, not in your eyes, not in nobody else’s eyes.’
He might have a point.
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