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Forensic pathologist testifies in Widmer Day 8

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LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - Jurors heard from a forensic pathologist Friday morning, Day 8 of testimony in Ryan Widmer's third trial.

Dr. Charles Jeffrey Lee, chief pathologist for Licking County, Ohio took the stand as an expert witness for prosecutors.

Lee testified that he agreed with Dr. Russell Uptegrove's report that Sarah Widmer's manner of death was a homicide, and she had several injuries that would not have been caused by efforts to save her. He also stated that some of some of the injuries on Sarah's neck could have been caused by "manual strangulation" - using hands instead of a rope or other item.

During cross examination, Jay Clark pointed out that Lee and Uptegrove have known each other since 1998 and attended the same school in South Carolina a year apart for their fellowship.

Clark also raised questions about articles from the American Journal for Medicine and Pathology stating that neck injuries can sometimes be mistaken for strangulation.

Dr. Lee was the only witness on Friday. It's expected that prosecutors will rest their case when court resumes Monday morning. They have ended the past two trials with Dr. Lee.

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