For more than two years, the residents of Piketon lived their lives in fear, hoping day in and day out that law enforcement would find the individuals responsible for the killings as rumors started swirling the town.For those interested in the murders, Plain Dealer investigative reporter John Caniglia has been following the case closely. Last Sunday, the PD published his long feature based on an interview with the Wagner's family matriarch, Fredericka, who professed her belief in her family's innocence.
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 Wagners, 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.
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