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Motive, time line emerge in grisly Holiday slayings

HOLIDAY — Witnesses say Christopher Lamarr Amy was so upset Friday night, he threatened to cut someone's throat. He left a friend's house on foot in a huff and came back about an hour later wearing only a pair of bloody boxers.

On Monday, Amy was sitting in a Land O'Lakes jail facing two charges of first-degree murder. One victim had his throat slashed; the other died of multiple stab wounds.

A report from Amy's arrest was released Monday by the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

A witness identified only as James told investigators he drove to a Georgia state prison to pick up Amy, 42, when he was released Friday. He had served a nine-month sentence on a drug possession charge.

James then drove Amy to 1847 Pleasure Drive, a mobile home where Raymond Rossi, 56, and his roommate, Jason Allan Heintz, 39, lived. The report does not state what kind of relationship Amy had with Rossi or Heintz, but he was there to pick up his belongings.

Amy argued with Rossi, the report states. Amy didn't like how they kept his things: his parents' ashes and other personal items. James took Amy to his house because Amy had nowhere to live. The report did not list James' address.

Later that night, James found Amy in his garage, where he vented about his anger toward Heintz and Rossi. Between 9:30 and 10 p.m., Amy left.

Neighbors told detectives they saw Amy walk up to Rossi and Heintz's home that evening.

James told detectives that Amy came back to his house about 11 p.m. wearing bloody underwear. He showered and left with a black garbage bag.

Deputies were called to Rossi and Heintz's mobile home responding to complaints of a loud argument. They found Rossi and Heintz dead.

Investigators found a bloody Buck knife at the Pleasure Drive home. James identified the knife as one he had kept in his garage. He also told deputies he saw a cut on Amy's right thumb that had not been there before he left.

They found Amy 12 hours later, walking along Maybury Drive, about two miles from Rossi's mobile home. He was arrested on murder charges and on Monday afternoon was being held at the Land O'Lakes jail without bail.

Times researcher Natalie Watson contributed to this report. Contact Alex Orlando at aorlando@tampabay.com or (727) 869-6247.

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