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Verena Wagner Lafferentz
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The death of a 98-year-old widow in Germany last April attracted worldwide headlines. At that age, her passing was hardly unexpected. Yet the death of Verena Wagner Lafferentz made the front pages and reminded the world of the darkest days of one of Europe’s most notable annual music festivals.

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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

Pike County Massacre Suspect Jailed Back In Ohio

Nov 19, 2018
Attorney General Mike DeWine flanked by Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader.
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A suspect in the 2016 slaying of eight family members is back in Ohio, after being arrested in Kentucky.

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

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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.