Mothers charged in massacre probe want house arrest changed


WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) – The mothers of a husband and wife charged in an Ohio family massacre are asking a judge to lessen the terms of their house arrest.

Both of the women are charged with lying to a grand jury as part of the investigation into the killings of eight members of the Rhoden family in rural Ohio two years ago.

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They’ve pleaded not guilty to felony charges of obstructing justice and perjury.

Attorneys for 76-year-old Fredericka Wagner asked a judge Thursday if she could be allowed to leave her home so she could go to church.

She also wants to visit a home for developmentally disabled adults that she founded.

Attorneys for 65-year-old Rita Newcomb says she wants to be able to go her farm to take care of her horses and dogs.