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Man charged on US trailer deaths

Guy Heinze Jr
Guy Heinze Jr was originally arrested on lesser charges

Police have charged a man with killing eight people - including seven of his relatives - at a mobile home in the US state of Georgia.

The suspect, Guy Heinze Jr, 22, had called the emergency services to say he found the bodies on returning home.

Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said he was charged with the killings after new evidence came to light, but would not go into details.

Officials have released little information about how the victims died.

The killings took place a week ago at New Hope Plantation trailer park in Brunswick on the Georgia coast.

When police arrived at the scene they found seven people dead and two seriously injured.

The dead included Mr Heinze's father, Guy Heinze Sr, 45; his uncle, Rusty Toler Sr, 44; and his aunt Brenda Gail Falagan, 49.

Also killed were Mr Toler Sr's three children - Chrissy Toler, 22; Russell D Toler Jr, 20; and Michelle Toler, 15, along with Chrissy Toler's boyfriend Joseph L West, 30.

Michael Toler, 19, died later in hospital and the ninth person, named as Byron Jimmerson Jr, aged three, the son of Chrissy Toler, remains in hospital.

Mr Doering said Mr Heinze was charged with the killings after two new pieces of information came to light, but he would not say what they were.

"It's the most heinous crime we have ever had in this community," said Mr Doering.

Mr Heinze was originally arrested on charges of lying to police, tampering with evidence and possession of drugs.



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