Ryan Widmer's defense team has filed a new appeal in hopes of getting a fourth trial. The appeal focuses on the lead detective in the case former Lieutenant Jeff Braley. He's since resigned from the HamiltonFull Story >
Ryan Widmer's defense team has filed a new appeal in hopes of getting a fourth trial.Full Story >
Wednesday, February 20 2013 12:02 PM EST2013-02-20 17:02:08 GMT
The Ohio Supreme Court has refused to hear Ryan Widmer's bid for a fourth trial in the 2008 bathtub drowning of his wife. The state's highest court Wednesday stated it declines jurisdiction in Widmer'sFull Story >
The Ohio Supreme Court has refused to hear Ryan Widmer's bid for a fourth trial in the 2008 bathtub drowning of his wife.Full Story >
Monday, January 14 2013 11:44 PM EST2013-01-15 04:44:07 GMT
The Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals has a 2nd appeal filed by Ryan Widmer's attorneys to get him a fourth trial. Widmer is serving a 15 years to life sentence for the drowning death of his wife,Full Story >
The Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals has denied a 2nd appeal filed by Ryan Widmer's attorneys to get him a fourth trial. Full Story >
Monday, September 24 2012 12:18 PM EDT2012-09-24 16:18:37 GMT
A decision on whether Ryan Widmer will face a fourth trial for the death of his wife should come on Monday. Widmer's lawyers filed a second appeal in May in hopes of getting a new trial for Widmer. ArgumentsFull Story >
The Ohio Court of Appeals has upheld Ryan Widmer's conviction, and he will not get a new trial.Full Story >
Tuesday, August 28 2012 12:07 PM EDT2012-08-28 16:07:04 GMT
Tuesday morning will be oral arguments for Ryan Widmer's second appeal. The Warren County man was convicted last year of murdering his wife, Sarah, in 2008. The first appeal hearing in the case was earlierFull Story >
Oral arguments were made on Tuesday for Ryan Widmer's second appeal.Full Story >
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U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
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A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
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COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) -
The attorney for Ryan Widmer filed another appeal for his case on Wednesday.
Widmer is currently serving 15 years to life in prison for the 2008 bathtub drowning of his wife, Sarah.
On Wednesday, Attorney Michele Berry filed a memorandum with the Ohio Supreme Court to decide whether a defendant's rights include access to genetic DNA testing that could ultimately prove if a crime even occurred.
Widmer previously requested genetic DNA testing to a trial court to determine if Sarah suffered from a sudden genetic disorder that may have caused her to drown, instead of being murdered, which the court denied.
Currently, Ohio's DNA testing statute states DNA testing is only for the purpose of eliminating the defendant from crime scene evidence or incriminating an alternate suspect. It's not to prove if a crime even happened in the first place.
Widmer has had three trials. He was convicted of murder in 2011.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.