Rhoden family slaying trial costs concern officials

Posted at 12:28 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 12:28:42-05

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — The relief some officials have about arrests made in the slayings of eight family members is tempered by concerns about the costs associated with holding trials for the suspects in the rural Ohio community.

County Commissioner Blaine Beekman says the county already faces a financial crunch. He says there's "no book to refer to" on how to accommodate such a complex, high-interest case. He says officials plan to meet with the prosecutor and to reach out to state officials about assistance.

Beekman says officials "certainly want people brought to justice" and feel for the suffering of those who lost loved ones.

He thinks it's likely the defense will seek to move the trial.