Guy Heinze Jr. found guilty
By Michael Hall
Guy Heinze Jr. was found guilty Friday afternoon of murdering his father and seven others he lived with in a trailer at the New Hope Plantation mobile home park on Aug. 29, 2009.
The verdict follows the removal of the death penalty earlier in the day, meaning the most Heinze could get for the murder of eight people and attempted murder of a ninth is life in prison.
Heinze had been on trial since Oct. 15.
During the nearly two-week-long trial, prosecutors argued that Heinze went on a drug fueled killing spree looking for Schedule IV controlled substances and money.
Defense attorneys contended that Heinze was instead the victim of a police investigation that ignored evidence and focused on him before other leads had been exhausted.