WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for an Ohio man charged in eight slayings desire the aggravated abolish charges and the possibility of a death penalty to be disregarded because they are saying prosecutors now like knowledge indicating he didn’t kill anyone.
George Wagner IV, his mother and father and adult brother had been charged in the 2016 Rhoden household shootings come Piketon in southern Ohio.
In a court submitting Friday in Pike County, legal professionals for the 29-yr-previous skool Wagner questioned the equity of proceeding with the capital case when most up-to-date knowledge grew to turn out to be over by prosecutors indicates Wagner didn’t kill the victims.
His brother, Edward “Jake” Wagner, pleaded responsible earlier this yr and admitted fatally shooting 5 folks. Prosecutors acknowledged Jake Wagner gave a paunchy account of what took build and led them to extra proof.
His mom, Angela Wagner, pleaded responsible this month to serving to to build the slayings, and prosecutors acknowledged she gave them current knowledge. In replace, prosecutors agreed to fall aggravated abolish charges against her.
Those plea provides consist of agreements to testify against the last defendants — George Wagner IV and his father, who has pleaded not responsible — if these cases fade to trial.
Authorities exclaim the shootings stemmed from a dispute over custody of a child Jake Wagner had with some of the victims.