911 Caller Charged in Georgia Murders
BRUNSWICK, Georgia (CNN) — Guy Heinze Jr., the son of one of the victims of last week’s killings of eight people in a southeast Georgia mobile home, has been arrested on eight counts of first degree murder, police said Friday.
He was charged earlier in the week with having a controlled substance and marijuana, as well as tampering with evidence and making false statements to a police officer, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said.
According to the earlier arrest warrant, Heinze provided “investigators with false and misleading information about his whereabouts and involvement in the circumstances leading up to him calling 911 to report the deaths of his family members.”
The arrest warrant also said he removed a shotgun from the residence and hid it in the trunk of his car.
A man identified as Heinze reported the slayings. He told an emergency dispatcher when he called Saturday, “I was out last night. I got home just now, and everybody’s dead. … My whole family’s dead. It looks like they’ve been beaten to death.”
These murders have dominated the media in Georgia all week. It’s amazing that people are capable of killing their own flesh and blood. And he did it so callously, lying about walking in on the dead bodies and calling 911. I figured he was a prime suspect because when the news first broke, the police did not rule him out as a suspect. Probably standard procedure, but it tells you the police’s line of thinking.
Prayers go out to the family and friends of the victims.