A man accused of killing an entire family pleaded guilty 5 years after the killing to the eight murders he is accused of.
Last Thursday, Edward “Jake” Wagner, a 28-year-old American, pleaded guilty 5 years after slaughtering an entire family in 2016. On April 22, 2016, the murderer killed his ex-girlfriend and family members in their sleep, reported Paris Match.
Edward “Jake” Wagner admitted to the crimes he had committed by explaining that he had premeditated the murders, removed the evidence and obstructed research during the investigation. Facing the judge, the respondent understood that he was going to end his life behind bars. He escaped the death penalty by pleading guilty. “I don’t think you will ever be released from prison, do you understand that?” asked the judge during the hearing. Edward “Jake” Wagner replied with “I get it”.
Edward “Jake” Wagner: Sentenced to Eight Life Sentences
In all, Edward “Jake” Wagner killed 8 people : Hanna May Rhoden, 19, who was his ex-girlfriend. There were also her two parents Dana Rhoden and Christopher Rhoden Sr, her uncle, Kenneth Rhoden, her father’s cousin Gary Rhoden, her 16 year old brother Christopher Rhoden Jr, her 20 year old brother Clarence Rhoden, and the Clarence’s fiancée, Hanna Hazel Gilley, 20, who was the mother of two children, one of whom was born four days before this tragedy. Hanna Hazel Gilley was the mother of a one-year-old baby. The children were spared.
But why did you commit these crimes? Edward “Jake” Wagner and Hanna Rhoden met very young, the girl was 13 years old. She got pregnant with him at 15 when he was 20. The two young people separated and Hanna Rhoden met another man with whom she had another baby. It was at this point that the respondent allegedly began to press for custody of his daughter.
“I am deeply sorry” said the killer at the time of his trial in front of relatives of the victims. In addition to admitting to having killed eight people, the murderer brought a full account of his murders. Edward “Jake” Wagner should be sentenced to eight life sentences corresponding to the eight murders and 160 years more for fifteen other charges against him. His parents as well as his brother are accused on the same charges for having conspired with Edward “Jake” Wagner.
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