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Trial date set for George Wagner IV in Pike County massacre

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Posted at 12:03 AM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-22 00:07:01-04

WAVERLY, Ohio — A trial date has been set for one of the Wagner family accused of killing eight members of the Rhoden family in Pike County in 2016.

George Wagner IV could face a jury in April of 2022 – he was in court Monday afternoon, the first time one of the family has been before a judge since Edward 'Jake' Wagner pleaded guilty in April.

Prosecutors charged members of the Wagner in relation to the killing of eight members of the Rhoden and Gilley families, citing a custody battle over the child that Jake Wagner shared with Hannah Rhoden as motive.