George Wagner IV

George Wagner IV was indicted in November 2018 on a total of 22 charges, including eight counts of aggravated murder. George 'Billy' Wagner III, 47; Angela Wagner, 48; George Wagner IV, 27 and Edward 'Jake' Wagner, 26, were each charged with eight counts of aggravated murder with death penalty specifications, as well as other crimes, for the deaths of eight Rhoden family members. The victims were Christopher Rhoden Sr, 40, Dana Rhoden, 37, Hannah Gilley, 20, Christopher Rhoden Jr, 16, Clarence 'Frankie' Rhoden, 20, Gary Rhoden, 37, Hanna Rhoden, 19 and Kenneth Rhoden, 44. All of the Pike County massacre victims were shot in the head at point-blank range, and seven of the eight were shot multiple times. Jake and Angela Wagner have pleaded guilty. George Wagner IV was also charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, four counts of aggravated burglary, three counts of tampering with evidence, one count each of forgery, unauthorized use of property, interception of wire, oral or electronic communications, obstructing justice, and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. Jake Wagner, 28, is expected to testify against his brother George Wagner IV. Jake Wagner pleaded guilty to eight counts of murder and 15 other charges including gun specifications, conspiracy, burglary, possession of dangerous ordnance and tampering with evidence. Jake Wagner agreed to serve eight life sentences without parole. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop the possibility of him or any other family member charged receiving the death penalty.