Judge throws out some statements in '09 slayings

Guy Heinze Jr. accused of killing 8 people in mobile home

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A judge has thrown out some statements Guy Heinze Jr. made to police in the hours after they found six people dead and two critically wounded in the Brunswick mobile home where he lived.

Heinze's attorneys had filed dozens of motions to have evidence suppressed in the case.

Superior Court Judge Stephen G. Scarlett issued his decision in a 42-page order this week.

Scarlett said hours of interviews and a lie detector test with Heinz will be thrown out because the suspect hadn't been read his Miranda Rights.

Heinze's attempt to avoid the death penalty failed. The judge denied the defendant's motion to declare the Georgia death penalty statutes unconstitutional.

The order laid out evidence that was found the night of the murders.

Channel 4 learned through court documents that police said they searched Heinze's car and found a baggie of marijuana stuffed inside a prescription pill bottle.

Police also said they "retrieved the shotgun and one or more shotgun shells from the trunk."

The judge ruled that the blood-stained shorts prosecutors said Heinze was wearing may still be used as evidence in his death penalty trial.

Heinze is charged with killing his father and seven others inside the mobile home in August 2009.

No trial date has been scheduled.

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