BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- A judge says he wants a September trial for a coastal Georgia man charged with killing his father and seven others who were severely beaten inside a mobile home near Brunswick in 2009.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Guy Heinze Jr. He was charged with murder six days after authorities say he called 911 on Aug. 29, 2009, telling a dispatcher: "My whole family is dead."
Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett told attorneys at a hearing Tuesday he wants to schedule jury selection for August and have Heinze's trial in September.
Heinze's attorney, Newell Hamilton Jr., told the judge he needs more time, saying he just received several reports and other evidence requested from prosecutors.
Prosecutor John Johnson accused Heinze's attorneys of making last-minute requests to delay the trial.
RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press