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Medical examiner describes Ga. mobile home victim

5:18 AM, Oct 17, 2013   |    comments
Photo Courtesy: Bill Heinze// On the far right: Guy Heinze, Sr.
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia medical examiner says autopsies show victims killed inside a mobile home four years ago died from multiple blows to the head from a long, thin weapon similar to a nightstick. 

Dr. Edmund Donoghue testified Wednesday at the Brunswick trial of Guy Heinze Jr., who's charged with killing his father and seven relatives in August 2009.

Heinze faces the death penalty if convicted of malice murder.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner took the witness stand on the second day of the trial of 26-year-old Guy Heinze Jr., who faces the death penalty if he's convicted of killing his father and seven other family members in August 2009. Heinze has pleaded not guilty. The medical examiner says autopsies on four victims - Guy Heinze Sr., Rusty Toler St. and his adult sons, Russell Toler Jr. and Michael Toler - showed each suffered dozens of injuries including deep lacerations, skull fractures and internal bleeding.

Prosecutors say police suspect the victims were beaten with a shotgun barrel. Heinze has pleaded not guilty.

Associated Press

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