Jury hears closing arguments in Ga. slayings trial

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- Jurors are hearing attorneys' closing arguments in the trial of a Georgia man charged with clubbing to death his father and seven extended family members inside their mobile home four years ago.

Defense attorney Newell Hamilton Jr. asked the jury Wednesday to acquit 26-year-old Guy Heinze Jr. He said waffling by prosecutors on whether they believe Heinze committed all eight killings by himself -- something police have said for four years -- shows that authorities "still don't know what happened."

Prosecutor John B. Johnson told jurors that all physical evidence from the Aug. 29, 2009, slayings points to Heinze. Johnson said Heinze had the victims' blood on his shorts and shoes, left a bloody palm print inside the home and had a bloody shotgun and cellphone in his car.

(Copyright 2013. The Associated Press.)


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