BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A detective has testified that he believes a man charged with killing eight people inside a mobile home near Brunswick was trying to get drugs and money.
Lt. William Daras made the comment Saturday when the defense attorney for Guy Heinze Jr. asked him about a motive.
Defense attorney Newell Hamilton Jr. contends Heinze is a victim of shoddy police work and a rush to focus on him as the lone suspect. Heinze could get the death penalty if convicted of the 2009 slayings.
Daras testified that he didn't initially think Heinze was involved in the killings, but the evidence started adding up.
He told the court, "Let me be clear: I believe that Mr. Heinze killed these people."
The trial judge does not plan to hear testimony Sunday.
Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com
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