The widow of an Effingham County man who was shot and killed a year and a half ago now faces charges related to that incident.
Effingham County Sheriff’s investigators and Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Robin Heidt on Tuesday and charged her with intimidating a witness. Heidt’s late husband Carey Heidt and his father Philip Heidt, a noted longtime developer and realtor in Effingham County, were shot to death in Philip Heidt’s home on Springfield Egypt Road in August 2008.
Robin Heidt was arrested around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and booked into the Effingham County Jail. Bond was denied in Magistrate Court on Wednesday morning. Her bond hearing will be held later in Effingham County Superior Court.
Craig Heidt, Carey Heidt’s brother, has been charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of his father and brother. He is also charged with aggravated assault for the shooting of his mother, Linda Heidt, who was severely wounded in the incident.
Craig Heidt was arrested last May and charged with murder. He was indicted by a grand jury a week later.
Authorities are releasing few details of what led to Robin Heidt’s arrest, citing a recent gag order handed down in the case. Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Judge Gates Peed issued an order restricting extrajudicial statements, also known as a gag order, in the case late last month.
The case remains under investigation.