Still no arrests after 8 family members were killed ‘execution-style’ in Ohio

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PIKETON, Ohio – No arrests have been made in the three months following an Ohio massacre that left eight family members dead.

The cold-blooded nature of the “execution-style” killings in Piketon, Ohio left the small town rattled.

The victims, aged 16 to 44, were methodically shot in the head while sleeping at four residences, including a mother with a 4-day-old infant lying beside her, authorities said. The newborn, along with a 6-month-old and a 3-year-old, survived. The official said the killings happened before dawn.

The victims were identified as Hannah Gilley, 20; Christopher Rhoden Sr., 40; Christopher Rhoden Jr., 16; Clarence “Frankie” Rhoden, 20; Dana Rhoden, 37; Gary Rhoden, 38; Hanna Rhoden, 19; and Kenneth Rhoden, 44.

“This was a preplanned execution of eight individuals,” state Attorney General Mike DeWine said. “It was a sophisticated operation and those who carried it out were trying to do everything they could do…

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