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Police: Suspect acted alone in Brunswick murders

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By WTOC staff

BRUNSWICK, GA (WTOC) - Arrest warrants for the suspect charged with the murders of eight people killed in a Brunswick mobile home say the victims died of blunt force trauma.

Police arrested 22-year-old Guy Heinze Jr. on eight counts of murder in the deaths of his father, uncle, four cousins and two others.

See Guy Heinze Jr. arrested for murder in Brunswick slayings.

The Glynn County Police Department said the victims died of blunt force trauma but would not say what kind of weapon was used, but added none of the victims suffered from gunshot wounds.

Seven of the victims were found dead and two others critically injured in a home at the New Hope Plantation Mobile Home Park on August 29.

An eighth victim died in the hospital a day later and a ninth victim, a 3-year-old boy, remains in the hospital.

Police arrested Heinze Jr. after he reported the murders to 911 on several charges including lying to police and tampering with evidence.

See Police hold 911 caller in Brunswick slayings.

Heinze Jr. was charged with the murders just hours after being released on bond on September 4 for the charges he was previously arrested on and was arrested again.

Glynn County police chief Matt Doering says he believes Heinze Jr. acted alone, but Heinze's attorney claims his client is innocent.

"Most people find it highly unlikely one person could commit a crime of this nature," said Harrison.

Police have said two pieces of evidence let them to charge Heinze Jr. with the eight murders.

"Mr. Heinze continues to deny his involvement in this crime," said his attorney Ron Harrison. "A bond hearing could be scheduled for next week and a preliminary hearing and we are still waiting on the police to release what evidence they have to me and the press."

Since his initial arrest on August 29, Harrison has called Heinze Jr. a grieving family member.

The funeral for the victims was Saturday. Heinze Jr.'s 16-year-old brother told WTOC he does not believe his brother killed their family.

See Brother claims accused Brunswick murderer is innocent.

Glynn County police say they're not looking for any other suspects and still haven't given a motive in the case.

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