Central States Violent Crime

Wagner Family Arrested for 8 Murders of Rhoden Family

Wagner Family Arrested for 8 Murders of Rhoden Family

Wagner Family Arrested

Wagner Family Arrested for 8 Alleged Murders of Rhoden Family

George “Billy” Wagner III, 47, Angela Wagner, 48, George Wagner IV, 27, and Edward “Jake” Wagner, 26 were all charged with planning and carrying out the murders of eight Rhoden family members. Rita Newcomb and Fredericka Wagner, the mothers of Billy Wagner and Angela Wagner were also charged in connection with the case, accused of helping cover up the murders.

Investigators say they’ve finally solved a mystery over the killing of eight family members in rural Ohio. A husband, wife and their two adult sons who lived nearby were charged with aggravated murder Tuesday. In 2016, almost an entire family was found beaten and shot to death in a small town south of Columbus.


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