BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Testimony in the Guy Heinze, Jr. trial started early Thursday morning, with the cross examination of a Glynn County detective.
Heinze, 26, is accused of killing his father, uncle, aunt, cousins, and a family friend in a bloody, drug-induced rage back in August of 2009. Prosecutors say each victim had been beaten to death with the barrel of a shotgun.
Right this minute, Heinze's defense attorney, Newell Hamilton, is asking Det. Rod Nohilly about Heinze's state of mind and level of intoxication the morning he reported his family had been killed.
Heinze claims he came home from a night out and found their bodies inside the single-wide trailer they all shared.
Hamilton questions whether one man could beat eight people to death without waking up anyone.
Heinze has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He faces the death penalty if convicted.