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Jury begins deliberations in trial of Georgia man charged with killing 8 in mobile home

Guy Heinze, Jr. enters Glynn County Superior Court for his trial on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in Brunswick, Ga.  Heinze Jr., 26, could be sentenced to death if he's convicted of malice murder in the Aug. 29, 2009, slayings of his father and seven extended family members at the home they all shared just outside the port city of Brunswick.  (AP Photo/The Brunswick News, Michael Hall, Pool)

Guy Heinze, Jr. enters Glynn County Superior Court for his trial on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in Brunswick, Ga. Heinze Jr., 26, could be sentenced to death if he's convicted of malice murder in the Aug. 29, 2009, slayings of his father and seven extended family members at the home they all shared just outside the port city of Brunswick. (AP Photo/The Brunswick News, Michael Hall, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

A jury is deliberating the case of a coastal Georgia man charged with killing his father and seven extended family members inside their mobile home four years ago.

The jury of eight women and four men began weighing evidence against Guy Heinze Jr. on Wednesday afternoon after hearing closing arguments from prosecutors and defense attorneys. Heinze could be sentenced to death if he's convicted of murder in the Aug. 29, 2009, slayings just outside Brunswick.

Prosecutors say Heinze clubbed all eight victims to death in the middle of the night, likely using a shotgun barrel, after getting into a fight when he tried to take a bottle of prescription painkillers.

Defense attorneys have said police ignored evidence and alternate suspects in a rush to build a case against Henize.