Widmer to appeal conviction

Ryan Widmer (Courtesy Ohio Dept. of Corrections)
Ryan Widmer (Courtesy Ohio Dept. of Corrections)

LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - Attorneys for Ryan Widmer say he will appeal his conviction.

A Warren County jury found Widmer guilty of murder for drowning his wife, Sarah, in the bathtub of the couple's Hamilton Township home.

Widmer's attorneys say Sarah Widmer had the tendency to fall asleep in odd places, and that her death was an accident.

But a jury of six men and six women disagreed, saying Ryan killed Sarah.

Ryan is currently serving a 15 years to live prison sentence at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio.