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Authorities set up roadblocks at the perimeter of one of four properties near Piketon, Ohio following the murders of the Rhoden family on June 21, 2016.
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Ohio authorities have executed a new search warrant as part of an investigation into the 2016 killings of eight family members.

Angela Wagner puts on her reading glasses as she follows along with the 22 counts of her indictment at the Pike County Courthouse during her arraignment on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 in Waverly.
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A woman charged in the fatal shootings of eight people in Pike County has lost jail phone and mail privileges after a judge determined she violated a court order not to communicate with her relatives who also face charges.

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, left, speaks alongside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, right, during a news conference to discuss developments into the slayings of eight members of one family in rural Ohio two years ago, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
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A Pike County grand jury has indicted Sheriff Charles Reader on 16 charges, Ohio Auditor Keith Faber announced on Friday.

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, left, speaks alongside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, right, during a news conference to discuss developments into the slayings of eight members of one family in rural Ohio two years ago, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
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A woman whose four family members are accused of carrying out the killings of eight people in Ohio will remain on house arrest until she goes to trial in July on charges of lying to investigators.

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, left, speaks alongside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, right, during a news conference to discuss developments into the slayings of eight members of one family in rural Ohio two years ago, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
John Minchillo / AP

Ohio's attorney general thinks the state should cover the majority of the costs for prosecuting four suspects charged in the slayings of eight people. While the trials are at least a year away, officials in rural Pike County estimate they'll spend well over $1 million on the cases involving the 2016 killings of the Rhoden family.

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader, left, speaks alongside Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, right, during a news conference to discuss developments into the slayings of eight members of one family in rural Ohio two years ago, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
John Minchillo / AP

The Ohio Auditor’s Office has released an anonymous complaint accusing Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader of taking money seized during drug investigations and using it to fuel a gambling addiction.

The auditor’s office released the complaint Monday at the request of news organizations.

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A man charged in the slayings of eight people from another family in southern Ohio has pleaded not guilty days his wife and two adult sons did the same.

Authorities set up roadblocks at the perimeter of one of four properties near Piketon, Ohio following the murders of the Rhoden family on June 21, 2016.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

The third of four family members charged with killing eight people from another family has pleaded not guilty in a southern Ohio court, as her adult sons did previously.

Attorney General Mike DeWine flanked by Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The second of four family members charged with killing eight people from another family in southern Ohio has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges.

Robert McGraw / Associated Press

The first of four family members charged with killing eight people from another Ohio family has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in the potential death penalty case.

Authorities set up roadblocks at the perimeter of one of four properties near Piketon, Ohio following the murders of the Rhoden family on June 21, 2016.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Many Pike County residents were relieved when authorities arrested six people in connection with the killing of eight members of the Rhoden family in 2016. The question now is how that local officials will be able to afford to prosecute those cases. A bill is being proposed to help in those cases.

Pike County Massacre Suspect Jailed Back In Ohio

Nov 19, 2018
Attorney General Mike DeWine flanked by Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader.
Nick Evans / WOSU

A suspect in the 2016 slaying of eight family members is back in Ohio, after being arrested in Kentucky.

Ohio Attorney General

Attorneys entered not guilty pleas for two women charged with misleading authorities investigating the Pike County massacre.

Nick Evans / WOSU

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced the arrests of six people in connection with the 2016 murders of eight members of the Rhoden family. In Piketon, residents are relieved but still sorting through their own feelings around the tragedy.

Authorities set up roadblocks at the perimeter of one of four properties near Piketon, Ohio following the murders of the Rhoden family on June 21, 2016.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

The Ohio Attorney General’s office has announced charges against four people in the Pike County massacre case, which has remained unsolved for more than two years.

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