Suspect pleads not guilty in mobile home slayings
February 23, 2012 11:59 PM | 488 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BRUNSWICK — A Georgia man says he’s not guilty in the 2009 slayings of his father and seven others found beaten to death inside a mobile home.

Guy Heinze Jr. entered his plea in a Brunswick courtroom Thursday, 2 years after his arrest in the killings. The case is before a new judge, who seems eager to speed things along.

Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett pressed prosecutors on why they are still seeking forensic tests. District Attorney Jackie Johnson said she hoped a final round of lab work would be done within three months.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Heinze, who was arrested six days after he called 911 and sobbed: “My whole family is dead.”

Defense attorneys and relatives of the victims declined to comment after the hearing.
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