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Jurors split on murder charges in Guy Heinze, Jr. case

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Updated: 10/24/2013 10:40 pm
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Jurors are scheduled to begin a third day of deliberations in the trial of a Georgia man charged with killing his father and seven others inside their mobile home.

The jury of eight women and four men weighing murder charges against Guy Heinze Jr. was scheduled to return to the Glynn County courthouse at 9 a.m. Friday. They're trying to work through a deadlock after more than 17 hours spent deliberating over the past two days.

After dinner Thursday the jurors opted to return to the hotel rooms where they've been sequestered without TVs, computers or cellphones since Oct. 15. The jury recessed hours after telling the judge they were deadlocked 9-to-3.

Prosecutors say Heinze clubbed to death all eight victims on Aug. 29, 2009. Defense attorneys say he's innocent.

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MadameX - 10/24/2013 7:23 PM
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No one can ever convince me that one person was capable of doing this without having a gun that would shoot off rounds repetitively and this doesn't seem to be the case here. Frankly, I think it may have been a drug deal gone bad and the retaliation was from other sources, not Heinze. Can't see how one lone person could have accomplished this --

nativejax - 10/24/2013 5:43 PM
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This is considered one of Georgia's BIGGEST MASS murders, why hasn't his sorry lawyer gotten him a change of venue? If he IS convicted with all the OBVIOUS signs he didn't do this, then he DIDN'T get a fair trial, and he's being railroaded and being made a scapegoat, Then the gangs can keep that small little town living in fear for their own families.
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