Local Newspaper Files Lawsuit Against Courtroom Judge in Ohio’s Worst Murder Case

Link to the original article. I copied and pasted the whole news story into this post. The first couple of paragraphs come before the article.

Once again, the courtroom is in my local area where I lived for ten years. I moved from Waverly about three months before these murders, which are described as the worse in the history of Ohio. It’s a very unusual case, happened in 2015 and just now going to trial. At the time there was lots and lots of speculation about the Mexican Mafia being responsible. Now, those on trial is a family, who murdered eight members of another family over custody rights. That’s the motive put forth by the prosecuting attorneys. Both families had drug ties etc. “They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.” Romans 1:29 This world needs the presence of God’s love through Jesus Christ.

The picture below looks like a decent Ohio family, but they are the faces of the four accused of murdering a family eight. The victims were in 3 separate house trailers at least a mile apart from the other. Those are the faces of wolves in sheep clothing. Their heart is filled with murder, malice, and jealousy. When the Holy Spirit is in a person, the name of Jesus Christ is always glorified, and the Gospel always shared.

Murder Suspects Are What Wolves in Sheep Clothing Look Like

Below are the faces of the eight who were murdered over an alleged custody dispute. They lived in three separate trailers at least a mile apart from the other. Smiles on the face and appearing to be an average Ohio resident doesn’t tell the story within the heart. There was a reason why law enforcement initially determined this to be drug related and carried out by the Mexican Mafia. The FBI took over the case soon after that. “The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.” Genesis 6:5

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are warned to separate ourselves from this world, “‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.” Revelation 18:4-5

You see the photo below, at the top it says, “Scioto Valley Guardian,” that is who is suing the courtroom judge. “Joining the Guardian, the Enquirer, and CourtTV in suing the judge is WLWT channel 5, WKRC channel 12, WXIX channel 19, and WCPO channel 9 of Cincinnati.” They are suing to have media access to ALL evidence!

Nowadays, there is no agreement on anything, and it spills over into the courtroom as lawyers literally fight other lawyers, judges and lawyers who hate and despise one another, and news media who challenge court procedures with lawsuits. It’s obvious that the Spirit of Jesus Christ is not among them, “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:19-20

The reason that Jesus Christ is not among them is because the presence of the mark of the beast dominates every sector of society. It is hostile to the presence of Jesus Christ within a gathering, it grieves the work of the Holy Spirit within a gathering, and it makes a mockery of God. Its purpose is to establish itself as judge, jury, and executioner. “He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:4


WAVERLY, Ohio — The Guardian, along with CourtTV, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and several television stations are suing the judge overseeing Ohio’s worst homicide trial.

Judge Randy D. Deering of Pike County Court of Common Pleas is named as the respondent in a petition for an alternative Writ of Prohibition filed Thursday in the Fourth District Court of Appeals.

In the filing, the news organizations’ lawyer, Cincinnati-based premier first amendment rights attorney Jack Greiner says that Judge Deering is violating the law by ordering cameras in the trial of George Wagner IV, not to film certain parts of the open court proceeding. Wagner is facing the potential of the death penalty after investigators say he killed eight members of the Rhoden and Gilley families in 2016. His brother, Jake, and mother, Angela have copped plea deals to testify against him in exchange for cushiony sentences. Jake, however, will testify his brother George did not kill anyone, said defense attorney John Parker.

The petition filed on Thursday seeks the appellant court to order Deering to allow the news organizations to film key pieces of evidence, such as a shoe print that prosecutors allege places Wagner at the scene of the homicides.

“In practice, prosecutors for the State, ostensibly enforcing [a media order made by Deering to not film exhibits] have instructed members of the media …. to not photograph, record, or broadcast images of certain exhibits in advance of their displaying those exhibits on the monitor for the jury to view,” the filing reads.

“We filed suit today to protect the public’s right to meaningfully observe the Wagner trial. The restrictions put in place by the court are not supported by the evidence or the law.” Greiner said on Thursday. 

“Full transparency is needed, especially in death penalty cases. The public should know how the state intends to kill one of its own, especially someone who is accused of taking the lives of eight people,” said the Guardian’s editor-in-chief, Derek Myers.

The Clerk of Courts issued an order to the Pike County Sheriff to serve the judge with a copy of the complaint. The petition is “an alternative writ,” which means it’s essentially a request for an emergency restraining order to stop the judge from suppressing the media.

Joining the Guardian, the Enquirer, and CourtTV in suing the judge is WLWT channel 5, WKRC channel 12, WXIX channel 19, and WCPO channel 9 of Cincinnati.

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