Woman charged in Pike Co. fatal shootings loses some jail privileges


WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A woman charged in the fatal shootings of eight people has lost jail phone and mail privileges after a judge determined she violated a court order not to communicate with her relatives who also face charges.

Angela Wagner acknowledged to a Pike County judge through her attorneys Monday that she had discussed the case with her mother, Rita Newcomb. Newcomb isn’t charged in the 2016 shootings of Rhoden family members but has pleaded not guilty to charges including forgery in a related matter.

The judge on Monday revoked Wagner’s ability to send and receive mail and make and receive phone calls, except for communication with her defense team.

Wagner, her husband and their two sons have pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder in the Rhoden family slayings.