George Wagner IV found guilty in Pike County killings

12/1/2022 2:45:00 AM

The jury found Wagner IV guilty on 22 counts, including eight aggravated murder charges. Sentencing will be held in late December.

Moments after George Wagner IV was found guilty, Tony Rhoden and other family members said the verdict brought some measure of peace.

The jury found Wagner IV guilty on 22 counts, including eight aggravated murder charges. Sentencing will be held in late December.

Gov.more than 50 witnesses over 11 weeks for the trial, the first tied to the largest homicide investigation in Ohio history.The trial began in September and lasted 11 weeks.Following the guilty verdicts in the Pike County massacre case on Wednesday , Ohio Gov.

Mike DeWine , who was the state attorney general at the time of the homicides, said he never lost faith that the truth would be found and there would be justice for the eight murder victims."Today the Rhoden and Gilley families can take some comfort in knowing that George Wagner has been convicted and that he will be punished, as will his brother Jacob and his mother Angela," DeWine said.m.Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost praised said the verdict puts"the stamp of approval" on the bureau’s work.Wednesday morning."I am grateful for the untold hours, days and weeks that our investigators and forensic scientists dedicated to this case," he said in a statement.m."It reinforces the team’s dogged determination to secure justice for the victims and their families.They put this case together.

” What was George Wagner IV found guilty of Here are the counts Wagner IV faced: aggravated murder, for the death of the Kenneth Rhoden, 44.The verdict comes after what's considered the largest homicide investigation in Ohio history, which involved several law enforcement agencies including the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation.George, his brother Jake Wagner, 28, and their parents Angela Wagner, 52, and Billy Wagner, 51, were all indicted on capital murder charges in November 2018.aggravated murder, for the death of Chris Rhoden Sr., 40.“Today’s jury verdict puts the stamp of approval on the bureau’s work.aggravated murder, for the death of Gary Rhoden, 38.Their testimonies were part of their plea deals with prosecutors.aggravated murder, for the death of Clarence"Frankie" Rhoden, 20.” What was George Wagner IV found guilty of in Pike County murders Wagner IV faced 22 counts, eight of them aggravated murder: 1.Wagner IV faced 22 counts including eight aggravated murder charges in relation to the killings.

aggravated murder, for the death of Hannah Hazel Gilley, 20.aggravated murder, for the death of Dana Manley Rhoden, 37.Aggravated murder, for death of Chris Rhoden Sr.In the background, the residence where some of the Pike County Massacre slayings took place can be seen.aggravated murder, for the death of Hanna May Rhoden, 19.aggravated murder, for the death of Christopher Rhoden Jr.Aggravated murder, for death of Gary Rhoden 4., 16.’s former wife, Dana Lynn Rhoden, 37, and their children: Clarence “Frankie” Rhoden, 20, Hanna May Rhoden, 19, Christopher Rhoden Jr.Authorities shifted through more than 1,000 tips from the public, issued more than 200 subpoenas, search warrants and court orders and conducted 550 interviews.

conspiracy, first degree felony.Aggravated murder, for death of Hannah Hazel Gilley 6.aggravated burglary, first degree felony, for 1084 Left Fork Road, the home of Kenneth Rhoden.aggravated burglary, first degree felony, for 4199 Union Hill Road, the home of Frankie Rhoden and his fiancee, Hannah Gilley.Aggravated murder, for death of Hanna May Rhoden 8.Prosecutors said the motive in the murders is the custody of the young daughter of one of the confessed killers, Jake Wagner and one of the victims he confessed to shooting in the head twice, Hanna May Rhoden.agravated burglary, first degree felony, for 4077 Union Hill Road, the home of Chris Rhoden Sr., and his cousin and sometimes-roommate, Gary Rhoden.9.

aggravated burglary, first degree felony, for 3122 Union Hill Road, the home of Dana, Hanna and Chris Rhoden Jr.They broke up after their daughter was born.unlawful possession of dangerous ordinance, fifth degree felony.Aggravated burglary, first degree felony, for 1084 Left Fork Road 11.tampering with evidence, third degree felony.tampering with evidence, third degree felony.Aggravated burglary, first degree felony, for 4077 Union Hill Road 13.(WXIX) Hanna May Rhoden, who had moved on to have a second daughter with another man at the time of her death, had refused to sign custody of Sophia over to Jake Wagner, prosecutors say.tampering with evidence, third degree felony.

forgery, fifth degree felony.Unlawful possession of dangerous ordinance, fifth degree felony 15.unauthorized use of property, fifth degree felony.Estimates from state and local officials place the costs so far at nearly $4 million, all funded by the state of Ohio.interception of wire, oral or electronic communications, fourth degree felony.Tampering with evidence, third degree felony 17.obstructing justice, fifth degree felony.engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, first degree felony.Forgery, fifth degree felony 19.” Court records show more than 110 motions were filed by attorneys on both sides.

Sentencing will follow in mid-December..Interception of wire, oral or electronic communications, fourth degree felony 21.Wagner's younger brother and mother switched from not guilty to guilty pleas last year with the promise that the entire family would be spared the death penalty if convicted.Two of the four people who say they are responsible for the slayings, Jake Wagner and Angela Wagner testified truthfully when they took the stand, Canepa told the jury.USA TODAY Network Ohio bureau reporter Laura A.Engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, first degree felony Sentencing will be set in late December.Bischoff contributed.

.Wagner's younger brother and mother – Edward “Jake” and Angela Wagner – switched from not guilty to guilty pleas last year with the promise that the entire family would be spared the death penalty if convicted.“Jake and Angela have told you everything this defendant did that night.

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