57 episodes

The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capital murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County?

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The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capital murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County?

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    On the Eve Of...

    On the Eve Of...

    The Piketon Massacre is back. On the precipice of the largest trial in Pike County’s history, experts and locals weigh in on what is sure to be a courtroom showdown for the ages.

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    • 27 min
    Opening Statements

    Opening Statements

    The trial against George Wagner has been over 6 years in the making. As the prosecution finally makes their opening statements, shocking details about the crime are revealed. The KT Studios team analyzes every major moment.  

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    • 35 min
    Con Artists & Liars

    Con Artists & Liars

    As George Wagner’s trial continues, the defense makes their opening statements, giving us a first glimpse at the accused murderer’s side of the story. What do his lawyers have to say and how will it affect the rest of the trial?

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    • 31 min
    Devil in the Details

    Devil in the Details

    As George Wagner’s trial continues we’re getting an even more detailed glimpse at the shocking crimes and the alleged planning that went into them. In this episode, we hear from first responders, initial investigators, and unpack the detailed forensics. 

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    • 26 min
    Mourning at the Church

    Mourning at the Church

    Kenneth Rhoden was the eighth victim found, hours after the rest of the family. With immense bravery and poise on the witness stand, Kenneth's son Luke and his cousin Donald walk the jurors through the events of that harrowing day. 

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    • 29 min
    Mountains of Evidence

    Mountains of Evidence

    With eight crime scenes, the prosecution sets out to present thousands of pieces of evidence to the jury. The KT Studios’ team alongside journalists, legal officials, and forensic experts analyze the state’s case against George Wagner. Is the prosecutor proving that the eldest Wagner son was in fact involved in the Rhoden murders?

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

thebatsquatch ,

First two seasons are good

A fascinating portrait of an absolutely HATEFUL pile of white trash goblin people. As interesting as this trial is, the most recent episodes have slowed to a glacial pace. Whole episodes about the trial will go by and I’ll wonder why I bothered. I think they’d have been better served to cover the court preceding after the fact. Covering it this slowly is proving to be unbelievably boring, and an obvious cash grab for ad space. Hope you like ads every 45 seconds. “More on that, after the 17th ad break that accounts for half of the episodes run time.”

SheDirectsTheSquire ,

BEST PODCAST - couldn’t stop listening

This podcast is simply SO well produced. The story is unbelievable, and horrifying & the hosts take us on all the twists and turns. I equally really like the hosts, and never grow tired of their voices. Best crime podcast out there.

MegsCee ,

Too many ads

The sheer number of ads makes this unlistenable. I’m definitely not paying for a podcast to profit off a family’s tragedy.

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