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Pasco man charged in double homicide one day out of prison

HOLIDAY — Christopher Lamarr Amy was arrested and charged with double homicide in Holiday on Saturday, a day after being released from prison in Savannah, Ga.

A man who drove Amy to Florida from prison told Pasco County Sheriff’s Office investigators that Amy was upset when he arrived at a mobile home in Holiday to find his parents’ ashes and other personal items to be “not in the condition he expected,” a sheriff’s report said.

Amy, 42, had kept the items at 1847 Pleasure Drive, where he is accused of killing Raymond Rossi, 56, and Jason Allan Heintz, 39, on Saturday, the sheriff’s office said.

Amy was released from Coastal State Prison in Georgia on Friday. He began serving a two-year sentence there last September on charges related to drugs and driving under the influence, but was released early, records show.

Witnesses told investigators that on Saturday Amy argued with Rossi over the condition of his belongings and threatened to “cut someone’s throat,” records show.

Deputies responding to a 911 call Saturday afternoon at the Pleasure Drive residence found the bodies. Causes of death will be determined by the medical examiner.

Witnesses told investigators that they saw Amy walking around the victims’ home between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday.

When he returned to the residence of the man who picked him up from prison, Amy was wearing bloody boxer shorts and had an injury to his right thumb, the arrest report said.

The man said that Amy showered, then left with a plastic garbage bag, which investigators later found in a garbage bin, the report said.

The man said that a “Buck knife” found at the crime scene was his and that he stored it in his garage, where Amy had been.

Amy was arrested around 3 p.m. Saturday, when he was found walking on Maybury Drive, just north of the Pinellas County line, records show.

Amy was being held without bail Monday at the Land O’ Lakes Jail.

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