Billy Wagner appears in court, 30 gigabytes of material given to the defense

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WAVERLY, Ohio (AP/WYMT) - January 17 Update
George "Billy" Wagner appeared in court for the third time since he was arrested for the murders of the Rhoden family in April 2016.

Police arrested Wagner in Lexington on November 21.

His wife and two sons were also arrested and charged with the murders of eight members of the Rhoden family.

Thursday in court, we learned prosecutors turned over 30 gigabytes of material to the defense in the case.

Wagner is being held without bond.

Wagner's attorneys will allow several weeks to review what evidence the prosecutors turned over.

His next hearing is scheduled for March 29.

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UPDATE: The fourth person charged in the massacre of an Ohio family appeared in court Tuesday.

George "Billy" Wagner was arrested outside a Lexington, Kentucky equine hospital last month.

His wife and two sons were also arrested and charged with the murders of eight members of the Rhoden family.

Tuesday in court, Wagner pleaded not guilty to the murders.
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ORIGINAL STORY:

The first of four family members charged with killing eight people from another Ohio family has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in the potential death penalty case.

Twenty-six-year-old Edward "Jake" Wagner acknowledged the 23 counts against him but said little else Tuesday in Pike County court. He's being held without bond.

Wagner, his parents and his brother are charged in the 2016 shootings of seven adults and a teenager from the Rhoden family.

The Wagners will be arraigned over the next week. An attorney who's represented them has said they'll be vindicated.

Authorities say a custody dispute was a possible motive. Jake Wagner shared a daughter with one of the victims.

The judge says he's prohibiting lawyers and authorities involved from publicly discussing Wagner's case.