BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) – Defense attorneys are asking a judge to exclude videos and other evidence against a Mississippi man charged with killing eight people in May 2017.
Lincoln County Circuit Judge David Strong began hearing the motions concerning Willie Cory Godbolt on Wednesday, local news outlets report, with the hearing continuing into Thursday.
Among disputed items is a video shot by a reporter then working for the Clarion-Ledger. Strong says the reporter doesn’t have to say who tipped her off to the search for Godbolt.
Godbolt is accused of killing a Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy, and seven others at three houses.
He has pleaded not guilty to four counts of capital murder, four counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping and one count of armed robbery.