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Ga. Man To Be Tried For Beating Deaths Of 8

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than four years after an attack in a mobile home left eight people dead in coastal Georgia, a Brunswick man who lived there with the victims is scheduled to stand trial.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for 25-year-old Guy Heinze Jr., who has pleaded not guilty in the August 2009 slayings of his father and seven members of an extended family. Heinze’s trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Glynn County Superior Court, where the judge and lawyers still need to seat a final jury after three weeks of questioning potential jurors.

Heinze was charged with murder days after he sobbed, “My whole family is dead!” in a frantic 911 call. Authorities have never given a motive or explained how Heinze alone could have killed so many people.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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