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Somber day two of Guy Heinze Jr murder trial

Day two of the Guy Heinze Jr mass murder trial was underway Wednesday, and it was a hard day for family in the courtroom. Day two of the Guy Heinze Jr mass murder trial was underway Wednesday, and it was a hard day for family in the courtroom.
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Day two of the Guy Heinze Jr mass murder trial was underway Wednesday, and it was a hard day for family in the courtroom.

Both sides built their case today with the defense trying to convince the jury that Heinze was innocent and the murders of his family was committed by more than one person. The defense also started pointing fingers at the police.

Lt. Keith Stalvey, the officer who first responded to the scene, was on the stand Wednesday morning. He said Heinze Jr led him to the shotgun in his trunk, which led to Heinze Jr's arrest for tampering with evidence.

Stalvey also said Heinze Jr was trying to remove the family dog from the scene, a dog that was vicious towards strangers.

The prosecution is saying the person who killed the eight people inside of the mobile home was someone the victims knew, and evidence points to Heinze Jr.

The defense, however, says police failed to follow up on tips and even lost an interview with a person who may have had information.

Henize Jr's attorneys even said that police looked into a tip as early as two weeks ago.

The 911 tapes were also played in the courtroom Wednesday, and featured Heinze Jr's voice after a neighbor initially made the call.

Proceedings continue Thursday morning.

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