Jury selected for Heinze case
By: Michael Hall
With a jury selected, prosecutors and defense attorneys are preparing to make opening statements in the death penalty case against Guy Heinze Jr., the Glynn County man accused of killing eight people in a trailer in 2009, including his father.
After excusing several qualified jurors Tuesday morning, Glynn County Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett brought a panel of 54 prospective jurors into the courtroom who sat in the gallery while a bailiff passed a strike sheet between the prosecution, defense and the judge to narrow the field.
Shortly after 11 a.m., 16 people – 12 jurors and four alternates – had been selected and sworn in by Scarlett. Of the 16, 10 are women and six are men.
Opening statements are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. today.