WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) – A trial is scheduled next spring for a man who, along with his brother and parents, was charged in the slayings of eight people from another southern Ohio family.
A judge announced the April 4 trial date for George Wagner IV during his court appearance Monday in Ohio’s Pike County.
The 29-year-old has pleaded not guilty in the 2016 slayings of seven adults and a teenage boy from the Rhoden family.
His 28-year-old brother pleaded guilty two months ago and agreed to cooperate against the other defendants, under a deal to help spare them all potential death sentences.
The brothers’ parents have pleaded not guilty.