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Painstaking juror questioning continues in Guy Heinze Jr. trial

5:34 PM, Sep 17, 2013   |    comments
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Guy Heinze, Jr.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- One by one, prospective jurors are being questioned about their ability to serve on a trial for a local man accused of murdering eight people, including his father, four years ago.

Guy Heinze Jr. is accused of the murders that drew national attention as the victims were beaten to death.

"I don't think you ever know the answer unless he comes out and tells you why," said Lawrence Mobley, who works in a fish camp off Highway 17, a mile from the mobile home community where the murders happened.

In Glynn County, 1,500 people received notices that they are potential jurors.

On Tuesday, the methodical process that could take a month started with people being individually questioned by a judge, prosecutors and Heinze's defense attorney.

Most of questioning focuses on what knowledge they have about the murders and their views about the death penalty.

Heinze has insisted that authorities arrested the wrong man.

Prospective jurors during questioning were told the victims included two people with disabilities, including a child with Downs Syndrome.

Once the jury pool is narrowed down, a jury of 12 will be selected for this death penalty case.

The trial is scheduled to begin in mid-October.

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