'The Piketon Family Murders' Special Premieres March 31 on Oxygen

The two-hour special hosted by Beth Karas delves in to the massacre that shook Piketon, Ohio in 2016.

Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, presents a gripping two-hour special, “The Piketon Family Murders” premiering on Sunday, March 31 at 7pm ET/PT.  Hosted by Beth Karas, the special delves into a complicated and horrific massacre that stunned the small town of Piketon, Ohio, when in 2016 seven members of the Rhoden family as well as Hannah Gilley, the fiancée of one of the victims, were found murdered in a cold-blooded killing. The special will take viewers inside the largest criminal investigation in Ohio’s history.

For more than two years, the residents of Piketon lived their lives in fear, hoping day in and day out that law enforcements would find the individuals responsible for the killings as rumors started swirling the town. Then, this past November, a series of arrests were finally made that further rocked the town. Shockingly, four members of a prominent family in Piketon, the Wagner’s, were charged with first degree murder. In this tight knit and private community, the residents became torn between a developing feud among two families no one saw coming. Through the eyes of local community members, family, friends, local law enforcement and journalists, “The Piketon Family Murders” pulls back the curtain from the frantic 911 call all the way up to the pre-trial hearings as bombshell revelations are brought to light.

“The Piketon Family Murders” is produced by MadWest Content and KT Studios with Josh Murphy, Stephanie Lydecker and Anne Garofalo Paterno serving as Executive Producers.

About Oxygen Media:

Oxygen Media is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to true crime programming in 2017, Oxygen remains one of the fastest growing cable entertainment networks with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “Cold Justice,” “Killer Couples,” “Criminal Confessions,” and breakout hit event series such as “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Killer Speaks,” and “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered.” Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs. 

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