UPDATE: Widmer vigil finds location

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


UPDATE: The vigil will be held at Cincinnati Printers on LeSaint Drive in Fairfield.


A vigil that is going to be held by supporters of Ryan Widmer has to find a new location again.

Widmer is the Warren County man convicted of murdering his wife, Sarah. A hearing is scheduled for Friday to determine whether or not he will get a new trial or be acquitted after a juror said other jurors conducted their own experiments during deliberation.

The vigil is going to be held Thursday by Widmer supporters and creators of the Web site www.freeryanwidmer.com.

It was going to be held at Grace Chapel in Mason, but then on Tuesday, it changed locations to the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.

But the group was contacted Wednesday morning by Bruce Flory at the tennis center, telling them the vigil could not be held there.

Flory did not give a reason for the decision, but told FOX19, "We just can't host it."

Widmer supporters say they are upset because they spent a large amount of money on an insurance policy, programs and T-shirts.

Another location has not yet been announced.