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Prosecutors rest case in capital murder trial

Guy Heinze Jr. Guy Heinze Jr.

Prosecutors have rested their case in a capital murder trial of a 26-year-old man accused of beating eight people to death in Glynn County.

Guy Heinze Jr. is accused in the slaying of his father, aunt, uncle, cousins, and a family friend during a drug-induced rage in 2009.

The lead investigator testified over the weekend about what he thought was a possible motive in the brutal killings, but a clear motive has yet to be identified.

The defense questioned the integrity of the Glynn County Police Dept. when they brought up a steak knife that was taken into evidence, but the knife did not have Heinze Jr.'s DNA or blood on it.

Heinze has pleaded not guilty to all charges, and he could face the death penalty if convicted.

One of the prosecution's witnesses took the stand Monday and testified about a conversation he had with Heinze Jr. about his father and one of the victims.

Heinze Jr.'s defense attorney claims the witness Ronald Parker made this story up to get attention. 

The Brunswick News reports a neighbor testified the victims had a dog that often barked, but that she didn't hear it the morning of the killings.

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