Widmer's new trial on standby

Posted by Amber Jenkins - email

WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Judge Neal Bronson has ruled Wednesday that Ryan Widmer's new trial has been put on hold as of now.

A 'Stay order' issued states that a new trial will not go forward until the Appeals Court has a chance to address the issue. The prosecution has asked to throw out the decision to grant Widmer a new trial.

The order has no impact on whether or not there will be a new trial.

Ryan Widmer was convicted by a jury for the drowning of his wife, but that conviction was thrown out because of jury misconduct.