BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia police officer says he briefly investigated a tip that family members slain inside their mobile home four years ago were threatened by men other than the suspect who's on trial for the killings.
Guy Heinze Jr. of Brunswick faces the death penalty if he's convicted of the August 2009 slayings of his father and seven members of an extended family with whom he lived.
Glynn County police investigator Roderic Nohilly told jurors Thursday he followed up on a four-year-old tip earlier this month. Nohilly said a tipster told him two men threatened one of the victims, saying: "We'll kill your whole family."
Nohilly said he was given a full name for only one of the men, and found that person was jailed at the time of the slayings.
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