Four Members Of A Family Arrested For Killing Eight Family Members In Ohio In 2016

News by Joey Jordan Published on 14 Nov,2018 Updated on 18 Dec,2020

Finally, The Day Comes!

Nearly three years after eight members of an Ohio family were murdered brutally, the Ohio Police Department became able to solve the mystery of the massacre.

The OPD arrested four family members in the fatal shooting of the seven adults and a 16-year-old boy in the intimate Pike County community in early 2016. The question was raised on the potentiality of the Ohio Police whether they would be able to nab the suspects, and the answers finally arrived.

CAPTION: Edward Wagner, Angela Wagner and George Wagner in July 2017 SOURCE: Daily Mail

Mike DeWine, the Ohio Attorney General told the reporters in a press meeting that:

We promised that the day would come when the arrests would be made in the Pike County massacres. Today is that day.

Police arrested George "Billy" Wagner III, 47, Angela Wagner, 48, George Wagner IV, 27, and Edward "Jake" Wagner, 26 all from South Webster and charged each of them with eight counts of aggravated murder with death penalty specifications.

The victims of the brutal massacre were Christopher Rhoden Sr., 40, his ex-wife Dana Rhoden, 37; their three children, Christopher Rhoden Jr., 16, Hanna Rhoden, 19, and Clarence 'Frankie' Rhoden, 20, and Frankie's fiancee Hannah Gilley, 20; a cousin, Gary Rhoden, 38; and an uncle Kenneth Rhoden, 44. The bodies of the victims were found in four different houses.

CAPTION: Eight members of a family killed in Ohio SOURCE: Daily Mail

Angela Wagner's mother Rita Newcomb, 65, and Billy's mother Fredericka Wagner, 76, were also charged and accused of attempting to cover up the crime to mislead authorities.