- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A polygraph examiner has pleaded guilty to perjury for giving false testimony in a mass murder case in coastal Georgia.

The Florida Times-Union reports (https://bit.ly/1ylhI3E ) 63-year-old Kenneth Blackstone of Stone Mountain was sentenced to five years on probation and fined $1,000 after entering his plea Friday in Glynn County Superior Court.

The charge stemmed from pretrial testimony Blackstone gave in the case of Guy Heinze Jr., who was convicted last year of killing his father and seven others inside a Brunswick mobile home.

During a pretrial hearing July 18, 2013, Blackstone testified he said he gave Heinze a polygraph examination that indicated he didn’t commit the slayings and shared the results with an independent expert. But prosecutors showed the expert was traveling outside the country and never saw Heinze’s test.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, https://www.jacksonville.com



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