George Wagner IV is one of four family members accused of the 2016 execution-style murders of a rival family in rural Ohio. Although he isn't believed to have ever pulled the trigger, a jury found him guilty of 22 criminal charges, including eight counts of aggravated murder.
Angela Wagner, who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and other charges in the death of eight members of the extended Rhoden clan in Pike County, Ohio, was cross examined by her son, George Wagner IV's, lawyers.
Prosecutors say a custody battle between Edward "Jake" Wagner and victim Hanna May Rhoden prompted four members of the Wagner family to ambush and kill seven members of the Rhoden family and one victim's fiancée.
Tabitha Claytor told jurors that her former mother-in-law, Angela Wagner, interfered with the defendant's sex life and in the custody of their young son. The claims are similar to the alleged motive behind the 2016 murders that left eight dead in rural Ohio.
The murder trial of George Wagner IV continues after testimony that the defendant's brother, Edward "Jake" Wagner — who previously pleaded guilty in the case — allegedly threatened to chop off the legs of one of the victims.