BRUNSWICK, Georgia (AP) - A Georgia medical examiner says autopsies show victims killed inside a mobile home four years ago died from multiple blows to the head from a long, thin weapon similar to a nightstick.
Dr. Edmund Donoghue testified Wednesday at the Brunswick trial of Guy Heinze Jr., who's charged with killing his father and seven relatives in August 2009.
Heinze faces the death penalty if convicted of malice murder.
A medical examiner from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says autopsies on four victims - Guy Heinze Sr., Rusty Toler St. and his adult sons, Russell Toler Jr. and Michael Toler - showed each suffered dozens of injuries including deep lacerations, skull fractures and internal bleeding.
Prosecutors say police suspect the victims were beaten with a shotgun barrel. Heinze has pleaded not guilty.