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Prosecutors in Widmer retrial continue to call witnesses in Day 3 of testimony

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LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - Prosecutors continued to call witnesses in day three of testimony of the Ryan Widmer retrial.

And defense attorneys continued to try to find holes in their stories and discredit them.

Widmer is accused of drowning his wife, Sarah, in the bathtub of their Hamilton Township home in August of 2008. He was convicted last year but is being retried because of juror misconduct in the first trial.

On Friday, prosecutors called Hamilton Township Police Officer Lisa Elliot to the stand. She was one of the first officers on the scene the night Sarah Widmer died and was the person who called Det. Jeff Braley because she felt something was suspicious.

Elliot confirmed what several other emergency workers said - that Sarah's body was dry except for her hair, that there wasn't any water on the carpet around the bathtub.

However, when cross-examined, Elliot said she remembered Sarah's fingers not being wrinkled from being in the water a long time, but said she couldn't remember seeing the French manicure Sarah got earlier that day.

Det. Braley, who was the lead investigator in the case, may take the stand later on Friday.

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