BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A Brunswick man facing the death penalty in the 2009 slayings of eight people including his father has been charged under a new indictment.
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Prosecutors say they indicted 24-year-old Guy Heinze Jr. for a second time to sidestep a challenge by defense attorneys, who wanted a judge to throw out the original indictment because one of the grand jurors had a felony record.
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District Attorney Jackie Johnson said Tuesday the new indictment obtained last week voids the old one, but it contains the exact same charges.
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Heinze is charged with murder in the August 2009 slayings of his father and seven members of an extended family found beaten to death inside a Brunswick mobile home. Pre-trial motions in the case are scheduled to be heard the week of June 18.