Such a horrifying story is coming to light this morning out of Mississippi.
Cory Godbolt was taken into custody by authorities from multiple agencies in Lincoln County, Mississippi, after police say he shot and killed eight people — including a Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy — earlier this morning in the small towns of Brookhaven and Bogue Chitto.
Authorities are tight-lipped on the details of this fast-moving case, but we do know that eight people in total are dead at what sounds to be a particularly awful domestic incident gone horribly wrong.
In a strange twist, reporters actually spoke to Godbolt on the scene as he was being taken into custody (pictured above), and he not only admitted to the killings, he also said he was looking to cause pain and wanted to die himself afterwards.
He said, about the sheriff’s deputy not being one of his intended targets:
“My pain wasn’t designed for him. He was just there. We was talking about me trying to take the children home… somebody called the officer…. that’s what they do, they intervene. It cost him his life. I’m sorry.”
And Godbolt apparently wanted to die himself, too.
When asked what he wanted out of the whole ordeal:
“Death… Suicide by cop was my intention. I ain’t fit to live. Not after what I’ve done.”
Here’s more of Godbolt, confessing on video to a reporter right as he was being taken into custody (below):
So, so scary.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims who lost their lives today.
[Image via Facebook.]