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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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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
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

Xx99999 ,

Would be better without background music

No need for constant atmospheric music. Enough drama with story. Music cheapens this to a tabloid report

baconbecomesbeef ,

Gave up !

Loved the first 3 seasons but gave up on season 4 far too many adverts and each episode is too dragged out … shame because the first season was so good !

Free_225 ,

Getting weak

First seasons were great, well researched and presented. Season 4 is dragging it out, could have covered it in 3/4 in depth episodes rather than dragging it out over (so far) 11. Too many ads… there’s at least 10 minutes of ads in a 30 minute episode. I expect a couple but there are so many “breaks” I spend as much time skipping as I do listening.

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