Two-hour Special on Piketon Murders to Air on Oxygen Network Sunday

Oxygen Media, which has become a "multi-platform crime destination brand" — who knew? — will host a two-hour special on the 2016 Rhoden family murders in Piketon, Ohio, Sunday at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Beth Karas, the special will "take viewers inside the largest criminal investigation in Ohio's history."

You can watch the trailer above and check out the description here:
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.

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.
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.

Caniglia told Scene that he will not be featured in the Oxygen special, and that's a doggone shame. 

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Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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