Compensation denied for relative of Pike County massacre victim


A crime victim compensation fund has rejected a request for payment of lost wages made on behalf of a relative of a man killed in last year's southern Ohio massacre of eight people.

David Weisel had asked the Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program to repay wages he lost while he dealt with the killing of his brother-in-law Christopher Rhoden Sr.

A letter from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office to Weisel this month said payment has been denied because of evidence that Rhoden was cultivating felony quantities of marijuana within 10 years prior to his slaying.

Rhoden's ex-wife and their three children were also killed in the attacks.

Weisel submitted forms adding up to lost net wages of nearly $4,800.

No telephone listing could immediately be found for Weisel.

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