BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- The attorney for a Georgia man convicted of killing his father and several others inside the mobile home they all shared says he thinks the jury overlooked holes and shortcomings in the police investigation to find his client guilty.
Newell Hamilton Jr. said in an emailed statement Saturday that 26-year-old Guy Heinze Jr. of Brunswick "was an easy and convenient target" for police and he fears those responsible for the killings may remain at large. Hamilton says he believes jurors felt a need to punish someone for the Aug. 29, 2009, slayings and wanted the community to feel safe.
Prosecutors said Heinze had been smoking crack cocaine when he beat all eight victims to death at night. Hamilton questioned that one person could kill them all.