A 22-year-old man was charged today with killing eight people whose deaths he had reported to police in a frantic phone call from his family's Georgia mobile home. Guy Heinze Jr. was arrested on eight counts of first-degree murder in the slayings last weekend near the coastal community of Brunswick. Among those killed were seven of Heinze's relatives.
In a frantic telephone call Aug. 29, Heinze had told a police dispatcher, "My whole family's dead!" Hours after the bodies were found, Heinze was charged with evidence tampering, lying to police and drug possession. But police didn't say until today that they suspected him of the killings.