The suspect who is believed to have murdered eight people, including two children and a sheriff's deputy, in Mississippi Saturday evening confessed his crimes to a newspaper reporter on camera.
Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, is suspected of murdering eight people in a rampage Saturday evening that ended in the town of Brookhaven in rural Mississippi about 70 miles south of Jackson.
"I ain't fit to live, not after what I done," Godbolt, handcuffed and surrounded by police officers, told a reporter with the Clarion-Ledger.
According to the Associated Press, the rampage began at Godbolt's in-laws' house in Bouge Chitto after a Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy arrived when a neighbor called 911 over a domestic disturbance. That's when Godbolt allegedly shot and killed the deputy and three women at the residence.
Then Godbolt allegedly murdered two young boys at a second location, before shooting and killing another woman and man at a third location.
But, according to Godbolt, he never intended to kill anyone.
"My pain wasn’t designed for him. He was just there," Godbolt told the Clarion-Ledger reporter of the sheriff's deputy. He added:
We was talking about me taking my children, and her sister and auntie called the police. I was having a conversation with her stepdaddy and her momma, and her, my wife, about me taking my children home, and somebody called the officer. People who didn’t even live at the house. But that’s what they do. They intervene. They cost him his life. I’m sorry.
When asked by the reporter what was next for him, Godbolt frankly replied, "death."
"My intentions was to have ya’ll to kill me," he explained of the police. "I ran out of bullets. Suicide by cop was my intention."
"I ain’t fit to live. Not after what I done. Not in ya’ll eyes and not in nobody else’s eyes," Godbolt added. "But God, he forgives you for everything."
According to the Clarion-Ledger, Godbolt has been charged with one count of aggravated murder and seven counts of first-degree murder.