(CNN) – The youngest suspect in the Pike County massacre appeared in court Tuesday for a pretrial motion hearing.
Edward “Jake” Wagner previously waived his right to a speedy trial through January 2021.
That means it could be more than a year before the 26-year-old’s trial goes to court.
Wagner, his mother, father and brother are charged with aggravated murder in the execution-style killings of eight members of the Rhoden family in 2016.
Wagner is also charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
He faces the possibility of the death penalty.
According to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, child custody played a major role in the massacre.Grab the FREE WDTN News App from the Apple Store or Google play. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.