Pike County Murders: Pre-trial hearing held for George Wagner IV

George Wagner IV ordered not to contact co-defendants

PIKE COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — George Wagner IV appeared in a Pike County courtroom on Wednesday for a pre-trial hearing.

George Wagner IV is one of four people accused in the deaths of eight members of the Rhoden Family in 2016.

Law enforcement officials say that a custody dispute could be a possible motive for the killings.

George Wagner IV, his parents and brother have pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges in the 2016 shootings of seven adults and a teenage boy from the Rhoden family in Pike County.

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