Jurors continue deliberations in Widmer retrial

Ryan Widmer in court Thursday
Ryan Widmer in court Thursday

By Brad Underwood – bio | email

LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - The jury continued to deliberate Thursday in the retrial for Ryan Widmer.

Widmer is charged with drowning his wife, Sarah, in the bathtub of their Hamilton Township home on August 11, 2008.

Ryan Widmer arrived at the courthouse Thursday with his family. His father, brothers and many friends packed the courthouse, and now continue to wait for a verdict. However, so far, Jill Widmer, Ryan's mother, has not shown up nor has Ruthann Steward, Sarah's mother.

Both moms were inside the courtroom Wednesday for closing arguments.

The jury received it's instructions and got the case Wednesday at 2 p.m.  They left at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night and began deliberating again at 9:30 a.m.

In 2008, the jury took twenty two hours to come back with the guilty verdict that was later thrown out for juror misconduct.

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