As much as this group planned I would of thought they would of made a plan to get one person off so one of them would have the children. Like George being the youngest.
George is just a year older than Jake.
They did think some of them wouldn't be arrested. They were talking about if some of them were arrested, the ones not arrested would take revenge against anyone who goes against them. Also the ones not arrested would plow a bulldozer, something like that, through the jail to help those arrested escape. Totally out of control. Delusional, out of touch with reality.
Sounds like they were escalating their murders.
After they killed 8 people they were "out of their @#$% minds" talking about going after anyone who was against them and going after the Sheriff, lead BCI investigator Ryan Scheiderer, and the Attorney General Mike DeWine who is now the governor. Their egos and entitlement went through the roof!
They went into detail how they would kill Jake's wife to her face if she hurt his child. They threatened to kill her family if they visited. They told Rita to lie and basically go to prison for them, they told FW what to say to the GJ and grilled her about her GJ testimony the judge told her not to discuss. A friend of Billy's reported him to law enforcement afraid he would kill someone.
This crime family was coming unglued at the seams and would have killed again I believe. Very deranged dangerous evil people, need to be off the streets to protect society and to protect those children.
Regarding Billy's trial.........
Billy has no chance at trial, I don't care how clever he thinks he is assisting in his own defense. His attorney said they gave him his options and he wants a trial. Sounds like they would have been fine to let him plead guilty. His attorney didn't sound like most defense attorneys who tell the media their client is innocent. Who try to put a little doubt out there in potential jurors' minds.
In the beginning Billy's attorney told the media they (LE prosecution) thought he was the mastermind but that he couldn't be with only a 7th grade education. But now his attorneys talk about how intelligent he is and helping in his own defense. Well if Billy wants it out there that he is clever enough to mastermind 8 murders then he is not getting off to a great start on his defense of not committing 8 murders. Billy knows best, tells his lawyers when he isn't happy with their defense. OK then.
His ego is so big I bet he will be "chomping at the bit" to take the stand and set the record straight. All against his attorneys' better judgment. Can you imagine Billy on the stand? Be worth driving down for that.
2 Cents - how it looks to me - can provide links