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Widmer moved to Butler County Jail

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HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Ryan Widmer is now an inmate at the Butler County Jail.

The 28-year-old Warren County man is awaiting a new trial in the murder of his wife, Sarah.

He was moved from the Warren County Jail to Butler County because of jail overcrowding. Warren County Jail officials say they send a number of prisoners to Butler County because of the overcrowding issue.

Officials would not say what the criteria is for choosing who goes to Butler County.

Widmer had been sentenced in April to 15 years to life on a murder conviction, but a Warren County judge ruled that juror misconduct took place, and threw out that conviction. Widmer was moved from a state prison to Warren County after the judge ruled for the new trial.

His new trial date has not been set.

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