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Widmer retrial enters 2nd week

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Ryan Widmer listens to testimony on Monday Ryan Widmer listens to testimony on Monday
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These medical records list the date as August 12. Sarah Widmer died on August 11. These medical records list the date as August 12. Sarah Widmer died on August 11.

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LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - The Ryan Widmer retrial entered its second week Monday, as jurors heard more testimony from medical experts.

Widmer is on trial for killing his wife, Sarah, in the bathtub of their Hamilton Township home in August of 2008. He was convicted, but was granted a new trial because of juror misconduct.

Monday morning, jurors heard testimony from a nurse in charge of taking care of Sarah Widmer the night she was taken to Bethesda Medical Center.

Hospital records show four medical orders were charted at the wrong time and even the wrong date.

Amy Costello initialed and filed the reports and admitted on the stand more than five charted orders were wrong.

Her arrival time and date were also wrong on the report, plus one order by a doctor was charted before Sarah even arrived at the hospital. 

Costello admitted she didn't receive information from the paramedics about intubation attempts, or what had previously been done on scene, and nothing was charted in that section of the report.

The bathtub where Sarah died was brought into the courtroom Monday as prosecutors continue their case.

A fingerprint expert testified that it could not be determined who a palm print on the tub belonged to, or even if it was a male's or female's. However, it could be determined that the print likely belonged to someone small.

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