Who killed the Rhoden family?

On April 22 2016, eight members of the Rhoden family were shot to death in their homes. Sparing only the very young children, who would be unable to identify the killer or killers. But who would want to destroy this hard-working, salt of the earth family? And why?

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Timeline of news stories

8 relatives shot in head in Ohio as 3 children survive; killer thought to be loose

Shooter or shooters likely at large after Ohio massacre, investigators say

‘We still don’t want to believe it’

911 call in Ohio: ‘There’s blood all over the house’

Jake Wagner pleads guilty in Pike County massacre

Hamilton County Coroner’s Office – Post-Mortem Examination  

Piketon Massacre: Motive Undetermined, Despite Discovery of Marijuana ‘Grow Operations’

‘A man can’t bear it,’ relative of Pike County victims says

Marijuana ‘grow operations’ found at Ohio slaying sites

Ohio Revised Code – Medical Marijuana 

What You Should Know About Ohio Drug Possession Laws

Pike County: ‘I was not leaving those babies in there’

Rhoden Family Massacre: With no answers, family marks time

Rhoden massacre: Autopsy reveals gruesome details in slayings of 8 family members

Rhoden family autopsy reports show 8 killings were methodical and vicious

Pike County shooting victims: A closer look at the 8 who died

The killings of 8 Ohio family members consumed investigators for 2½ years. This week they made arrests

Jake Wagner, accused in killings of daughter’s mother and family on Ohio pot farm, sought custody just 6 days after murders

Who Are The Families In The Rhoden Family Murder Case In Piketon, Ohio?

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty in 2016 Killings of 8 in Same Family

Ohio man accused in killings of his ex and 7 of her family members: “I am guilty, your honor”

Man pleads guilty in fatal shootings of 8 from Ohio family

Jake Wagner pleads guilty in Pike County massacre

‘Nobody expected this:’ Why a legal expert is shocked by Jake Wagner’s plea deal

‘They’d have to kill me:’ Evidence reveals motive in Rhoden massacre

Rhoden family murders: Trial date set for older Wagner brother

Chris Rhoden Sr.

Dana Manley Rhoden

Frankie Rhoden

Hannah Gilley

Hanna May Rhoden

Chris Rhoden Jr.

Gary Rhoden

Kenneth Rhoden

Rhoden family tree

The Wagners

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