Woman testifies that husband wanted 8 Rhoden family members killed

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WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who helped plan the 2016 slayings of eight members of another family says the massacre was her husband’s idea.

Angela Wagner made the claim while testifying Tuesday at the murder trial of her 31-year-old son, George Wagner IV.

Angela Wagner is expected to return to the stand Wednesday.

Authorities say the slayings stemmed from a child custody dispute involving another of Wagner’s sons and one of the victims.

Angela Wagner says her younger son had wanted to kill his child’s mother. But she says husband, George “Billy” Wagner III, objected because he believed her family would seek revenge.