Pike County massacre suspect George Wagner IV can have no contact with co-defendants
Wagner, wearing a black shirt and vest and striped tie red tie, listened quietly as Judge Randy Deering ordered that he have no contact with his co-defendants in the case of eight killings. His attorneys said they had already instructed him not to contact them and to report any attempts by them to contact him. He is charged with 22 crimes, including eight counts of aggravated murder, in the deaths of eight members of the Rhoden family in April 2016. Authorities said Wagner, along with his parents and brother, spent months conspiring before fatally shooting the eight victims in four separate homes in rural Pike County.