Government and media are sick they will keep using tragedies like this to headline marijuana, what was in their medicine cabinets? what pain-killers were they addicted to?
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four days after the calculated killings of eight people in rural Ohio, a prosecutor revealed Monday that marijuana was found at some of the crime scenes, including a grow-house sheltering hundreds of plants.
“It wasn’t just somebody sitting pots in the window,” Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk told The Columbus Dispatch.
The victims — all members of an extended family — were fatally shot in the head, including a young mother whose newborn baby was sleeping beside her Friday morning. That baby, another infant, and a toddler were spared.
The victims were remembered on Monday as loyal and caring people. More than a dozen counselors, clergy, and psychologists arrived at the local high school to help friends and neighbors handle their grief.
Dana Rhoden, who was killed along with her three children, her ex-husband, and three other relatives, “always wanted what was best for her kids,” Scioto Valley Local School District Superintendent Todd Burkitt said Monday.
The youngest victim, Christopher Rhoden Jr., was a 16-year-old freshman at Piketon High School, which has just 530 students.
“He was the first one that if he thought that someone wasn’t being treated fairly or felt like someone wasn’t being treated appropriately, he would speak up about it,” Burkitt said.
The teen’s siblings — 19-year-old Hanna Rhoden and 20-year-old Clarence “Frankie” Rhoden — also had attended the school.
All eight autopsies have been completed, and while authorities have released no details about a motive, the Attorney General’s office did confirm Monday that one of the victims had received a threat via Facebook. Junk, the prosecutor, did not immediately respond to multiple requests from The Associated Press for comment. Read more