Bank foreclosing on Widmer home - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Bank foreclosing on Widmer home

Posted: Updated:

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - A bank has filed papers seeking foreclosure on the southwest Ohio home where a man killed his wife in a bathtub drowning last year.

Attorneys for U.S. Bank have filed papers in Warren County Common Pleas Court stating that 28-year-old Ryan Widmer owes about $199,000 on the home in Hamilton Township north of Cincinnati.

The bank says the debt continues to grow with interest, late fees and other charges.

A jury on April 2 convicted Widmer of murdering his wife Sarah but acquitted him of aggravated murder. Prosecutors said he killed Sarah Widmer on Aug. 11 by forcing her head underwater.

Widmer is serving a prison term of 15 years to life. He has 30 days to dispute the validity of the bank debt.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Powered by WorldNow