BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A judge has thrown out some statements Guy Heinze Jr. made to police in the hours after they found six people dead and two critically wounded in the mobile home where he lived.
The Florida Times-Union reports that Superior Court Judge Stephen G. Scarlett issued the decision in a 42-page order this week.
However, the judge ruled that the blood-stained shorts prosecutors say Heinze was wearing may still be used as evidence in his death penalty trial. No trial date has been scheduled.
Heinze is charged with killing his father and seven others inside the mobile home in August 2009. Prosecutors say Heinze told officers he had been using crack cocaine before the shootings, and pointed them to a shotgun in his car's trunk that was spattered with blood.
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