Mistress testifies in Ga. murder trial

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SPRINGFIELD, Ga. — A Georgia murder suspect's lover has testified that he threatened to "play old school" with his father and his brother, who was also her husband, shortly before they were both shot to death.

Robin Rast Heidt was testifying Friday in the Effingham County trial of 42-year-old Craig Heidt, who faces life in prison if convicted of the August 2008 slayings.

Prosecutors say Heidt used a shotgun to kill his father, real estate developer Philip Heidt, and brother, Carey Heidt, as a family feud escalated over an affair the defendant was having with his brother's wife.

Robin Heidt testified that efforts by her father-in-law and husband to stop the affair angered Craig Heidt. But she said he denied killing them when she asked him.

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tuffenuf4u 12/03/10 - 07:58 pm
He certainly wasn't much of a

He certainly wasn't much of a brother, or a brother in law. And she wan't much of a wife or sister in law. Whatever the outcome of this trial, she should be tried too.

dougk 12/03/10 - 08:23 pm
Hmmm...let's see, what would

Hmmm...let's see, what would we charge the mistress with...."aggravated brotherly love??"

mable8 12/06/10 - 01:01 pm
She doesn't sound as if she

She doesn't sound as if she really cares a fig for either of the men, including the "lover." If the spouse was insured, brother-in-law did her a favor by getting rid of him. The article contains no real facts; without them, many will speculate. However, I am suspicious of the wife in this case...

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