Special to SEGAZINE
A Glynn County jury has found Guy Heinze Jr. guilty of eight counts of malice murder, one count of aggravated assault and two drug charges in the Aug. 29, 2009, beating deaths of his father and seven others.
The jury, with an alternate replacing a member removed early Friday, deliberated four hours before returning its verdict.
The previous jury had deliberated two days without reaching a verdict.
Heinze did not appear to react, but his younger brother, Tyler, shouted three vulgarities and was removed from the courtroom.
The prosecution had agreed Friday morning to remove the death penalty as a possible sentence. As a result, Judge Stephen Scarlett will sentence Heinze to life, the sentence required under Georgia law.