Pike County massacre: Man imprisoned for killing 8 relative

    George Wagner IV, center, stands next to attorneys John P. Parker and Richard M. Nash while he receives his sentence from Judge Randy Deering at a hearing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, in Waverly, Ohio. Wagner who was convicted in the killings of eight members of an Ohio family was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. (Brooke LaValley/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

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    George Wagner IV (centre left) was offered 8 life sentences (Picture: AP)

    A guy who butchered 8 members of the exact same household as they slept has actually been imprisoned for life.

    George Wagner IV, 31, outlined the massacre of the Rhoden household with his bro, Edward ‘Jake’ Wagner, and mom AngelaWagner His dad George ‘Billy’ Wagner III is likewise implicated however has actually pleaded innocent and is waiting for trial.

    The victims were all shot in the head in mobile houses throughout Pike County in rural Ohio in April 2016.

    George kept his innocence throughout the trial however his mom affirmed versus him, stating the disagreement started when her other child, Jake, wished to eliminate Hanna Rhoden, the mom of his kid.

    The Wagners thought Jake and Hanna’s child, Sophia, was being sexually abused by a member of the Rhoden household, and ended up being ‘obsessed’ with getting complete custody of her.

    Angela informed the court they observed inflammation and swelling around the two-year-old’s genital areas, however never ever reported it to the cops or kid protective services.

    Out of worry of Jake being eliminated as vengeance for killing Hanna, Angela stated they chose to eliminate the rest of her household.

    Pictured: George ‘Billy’ Wagner III (leading left), Angela Wagner (leading right), George Wagner IV (bottom left) and Edward ‘Jake’ Wagner (bottom right) (Picture: AP)
    Caption: Hannah Rhoden and Dad Christopher RhodenSr
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    Victims: Frankie Rhoden, 20, and his future husband, Hanna Gilley, 20
    Victims: Chris Rhoden Jr, 16, with his sibling Hannah, 19
    Victim: Dana Rhoden, 37
    Victim: Kenneth Rhoden, 44
    Victim: Gary Rhoden, 38
    The Rhoden household hug district attorneys after George Wagner IV’s guilty decisions read out in court (Picture: AP)
    George Wagner IV got away the death sentence after his bro took a plea offer (Picture: AP)

    The victims were determined as Christopher Rhoden Sr, 40, Dana Rhoden, 37, their kids Frankie Rhoden, 20, Hanna Rhoden, 19, Christopher Rhoden Jr, 16, Frankie’s fiancée Hanna Gilley, 20, bro Kenneth Rhoden, 44, and cousin Gary Rhoden, 38.

    In October, George’s bro Jake pleaded guilty and took obligation for 5 of the killings, while Angela confessed preparing the murders.

    Reading out George’s 8 life sentences, Judge Randy Deering stated: ‘The court, quite frankly, finds that the defendant has shown no remorse. Just denial.’

    George got away the death sentence thanks to Jake taking a plea offer, and has actually currently suggested he plans to appeal his conviction.

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