Godbolt, now 37, said “I’m sorry” while a reporter was recording him after the shootings.
Jury selection was done in north Mississippi’s DeSoto County, 285 miles (459 kilometers) north of Lincoln County, because of pre-trial publicity in the area where the killings took place. The 12 jurors were selected Friday. They will hear the case at a courthouse in Magnolia, which is near Lincoln County.
Godbolt 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. He has remained in custody since his arrest on May 28, 2017, hours after the shootings. One of his attorneys has said Godbolt is unlikely to use an insanity defense.
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