Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Guy Heinze Jr. - One Month Later out of Jacksonville reports on the lack of developments in the Guy Heinze case. This is the case in which eight people were killed in their trailer home, about which the younger brother of the accused spoke so eloquently. The latest is this.

Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering is still hearing a lot of questions about the beating deaths of eight people inside a Brunsick-area mobile home last month.

"And they get my same response," Doering says. "Right now what's important here that you need to know is we have the right person. We've got the only person. And we've got all the evidence to prove he did it."

Guy Heinze, Jr., 22, has been indicted on eight first degree murder charges for beating to death members of his family and a family friend.

Don't the police always say that? Isn't that exactly what they said in every single case in which someone was exonerated after spending years on death row?

The younger brother said it all in that video recorded last month. I think he should represent his brother in court. What do you think?

Heinze, Jr. first alerted police to the mass killings Saturday, August 29. He was arrested a short time later for lying to arriving officers, trying to hide a shotgun from the mobile home and drug possession.

A week later, less than two hours after bonding out of county lock-up, Heinze was re-arrested and charged with the massacre. Doering says from the start, investigators believed Heinze would play a signficant role in the case, but were not so certain he was the attacker until asking a judge to sign the murder warrants.

Does that sound right to you? Please leave a comment.


  1. I'm with his little brother on this one: The case doesn't make sense to me.

    Since the police don't seem to want to release information, I guess we'll have to wait and see what evidence they have when the trial happens.

  2. Don't the police always say that? Isn't that exactly what they said in every single case in which someone was exonerated after spending years on death row?

    Huh? Considering how completely wrong you were reporting this case initially, shouldn't you learn your lesson and just let the police do their job and investigate what looks like a very complicated case?

    You were livid at the time because you saw some sort of conspiracy involving the police because they wouldn't say a gun was used and now you can't understand why they arrested the perp. What more do you want?

  3. TomB, I was not "livid" about anything. I did jump to the wrong conclusion, but that's one of the hazards in what I do.

    And, no, I haven't "learned my lesson."

  4. It is frustrating that law enforcement and the media have no more info for us, after a whole month. But what is more baffling to me is the silence on the internet.

    It is that silence that convinces me the police must be right. If there were any other connections to be made, wouldn't someone be suggesting them?

    Wouldn't someone be posting comments about how they knew that some shady characters had been visiting that trailor recently, or that the son (or dad, uncle, daughter) had been doing a lot of drugs and maybe couldn't pay for them, or they knew there was a jealous ex-boyfriend hanging around?

    But, no, everyone that knows the family just seems to be saying what nice folks they were.

    The police say they have the evidence to prove it, and I guess the community has to be grateful that they are clamming up and not instigating a media circus over there.

    So it seems the rest of us will just have to wait for the trial.

  5. Anonymous, You may be right, but I'm still thinking about how eloquent and convincing the younger brother was.

    There's surely no shortage of guys in jail about whom the police had the "evidence."

    Hopefully, we'll learn more at some point.

  6. Im glad to see other people thought this, it seemed evident from the moment they mentioned all 9 were brutally beaten that there has to be more then one attacker. I think far to many of our population are locked up and far, far to many have been wronfully convicted in this country. How ever many people it took to kill those poor people get to run free while they scapegoat this young man, and as they always do scapegoat marijuana as well. This country contrary to its sparse population density, has more prisoners then any country in the world.The United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics admits that, statistically 8% to 12% of all state prisoners are either actually or factually innocent.

    Some consider this an acceptable sacrifice, but I challenge them to remember that for each innocent convict there is atleast one free criminal, able to continue committing crime.

  7. A lack of comment on the internet about this case is not evidence of the guilt of Guy Heinze, especially with the police strategically not releasing information. So much was made about the marijuana and gun possession that I find it hard to believe they wouldn't also be publicizing the murder weapon etc. if it was damning to the one person they are so determined to convict. I'm a middle class person from the New York area and when I tried to discuss this case with people I know(I think he's innocent) they all acted like I was nuts--not because they knew anything about the case (in fact they knew less than me) but because they just assumed a poor trailer-dwelling marijuana user had to be guilty and that cops never do anything untoward. They also probably don't care that there are cold-blooded killers on the loose in Georgia. That's my take on why there's nothing on the internet.

    Thanks so much for this blog, I've been trying to check up on this case periodically and am praying that a jury will do the right thing and refuse to convict this man.

  8. Tracy, Thanks for the comment. I think you're right about the cops in general and in this case in particular.

  9. A couple of observations:

    1) The silence on the internet is, I believe, BAFFLEMENT. Complete and utter bafflement. No matter where our hearts and our minds lead us on this case, we just don't have enough information and we are forced to remain baffled until the judicial process gets going.

    2) Tyler Heinze. Man, I am beyond speechless over this young man's poise and presence at the combined funerals of his family. His defense of his brother was above and beyond his years. I would be proud to call that young man, Brother.

    3) I am really happy to see this blog. I would like to come back and see updates regularly. Really nice job, Mikeb302000. Thanks for stayin on it. - m

  10. Michael, Thanks so much for you comment. I think I remarked somewhere along the line that Tyler Heinze should represent his brother in court.

  11. I truly hope Guy is given a fair trial if convicted (is he already?), and the jury understands the notion of "beyond a reasonable doubt". For CNN to claim $25K is a basis for mass murdering your family "for those people" is complete nonsense, I can't believe that reasoning would surface in major media. My instincts say "no way", unless he's a complete idiot, or truly insane. How could one bash 8 family members' brains in one minute and cry hysterically for the loss the next? Unfortunately, he's already been categorized by many, guilty until proven innocent. Perhaps he feels responsible if he owed a debt, e.g. But could he reasonably give up potential names without he being imperiled upon release? It's a very bad situation and our justice system demands somebody pays in the end. From what I've seen so far, a collusive police investigation, very little coverage despite the crime's magnitude, I feel despondent that this can happen in this day and age. With all the technology today, and the "up close & personal" nature of the murders, there must be some evidence to another person(s) presence if this were indeed the case.

  12. Sorry, I meant "indicted" previously, "convicted" would occur after the trial..duh

  13. Andy, Thanks for the comment. I agree it's very weird there has not been more coverage.