A prosecutor said Wagner family spent months planning the Rhoden family slaying

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WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor said a custody dispute between two families that ended with the massacre of eight people in Ohio started with a plan to kill just one of them.

The prosecutor said just months before the 2016 killings the family behind the plot decided to kill everyone who could point the finger at them.

Now six years later, George Wagner IV faces the death penalty if he’s convicted in the slayings.

His brother and mother already have pleaded guilty in the case.

George Wagner’s defense attorney said he had nothing to do with the killings.