Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.Full Story >
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, police said. The attacker was later identified as a widow...Full Story >
Gay rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at a demonstration which went ahead despite a court order.Full Story >
Gay-rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at that country's first-ever gay pride march.Full Story >
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that...Full Story >
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates...Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:00:14 GMT
(RNN) - An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center has called it an "extremely active"Full Story >
An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season.Full Story >
LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - Ryan Widmer's defense attorneys have filed a motion for acquittal.
Widmer, 30, is serving a 15 years to life sentence for the murder of his wife, Sarah, who drowned in the bathtub of the couple's Hamilton Township home in August of 2008. He was found guilty last month after his third trial. A conviction in his first trial was overturned due to juror misconduct and a second trial ended in a hung jury.
"Even construing all the evidence in the light most favorable to the prosecution, in this case there is insufficient evidence to prove all elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt," the motion reads. "Given this lack of evidence, reasonable minds could not reach the conclusion reached by the jury. And no rational trier of fact would conclude the state proved all elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt."
In the motion, defense attorneys mention several points they say were brought up as facts in the third trial. Among them:
From the time Ryan called 911, six minutes elapsed before the first rescuer arrived in the bathroom
The tub had been drained prior to Ryan removing Sarah from the tub, and Ryan did not know the 911 dispatcher would tell him to remove Sarah from the tub
There was no evidence of water splashed in or around the tub, and police did not locate evidence that the bathroom had been cleaned or dried
Paramedics attempted multiple intubation attempts on Sarah, and resuscitation attempts also included 45 minutes of CPR and multiple attempts to start an IV
In the motion, defense attorneys also point out that two of the state's witnesses, Warren County Coroner Dr. Russell Uptegrove and Dr. Charles Jeffrey Lee, are not board certified forensic pathologists and neither are familiar with the nature and variety of injuries caused by resuscitative efforts. It's also pointed out that Drs. Uptegrove and Lee did not consider crime scene photos, testimony of first responders or talked to Sarah's family when determining her death was a homicide.
The motion also points out the opinion of defense witness Dr. Chandler Phillips, a biomedical engineer, that Sarah was not forcibly drowned, was not rebutted.
The motion also attacks the testimony of Jennifer Crew, who testified that Ryan confessed to her that he killed Sarah. The motion says Crew was not able to provide details on how Ryan allegedly killed Sarah, and she said Ryan punched Sarah in the chest, but none of the prosecution's witnesses were asked if Sarah had any injuries consistent with being punched in the chest.
"Based on the evidence, no rational trier of fact could find the essential elements of the crime were established beyond a reasonable doubt," the motion states. "Similarly, there is no way reasonable minds of reasonable people could reach the conclusion reached by this jury.
"Due process demands the Court grant the motion and order a judgment of acquittal."
Earlier this week, the defense team filed a motion for a new trial, alleging one of the jurors made a bias statement to a friend.
Prosecutors have until March 18 to respond to both motions. In a statement released today, Warren County Prosecutor David P. Fornshell said, "Our office is reviewing the motion and preparing a response. Based upon what I have seen so far, our office is confident the Defense cannot meet the high legal standard required for the Court to set aside the guilty verdict and acquit Ryan Widmer."
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:19:48 GMT
Last week, Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller said "two rouge IRS employees" were responsible for targeting conservative groups in 2012, something the IRS admitted to. However, the Exempt OrganizationFull Story >
The IRS worker says an Exempt Organization Specialist's job is to ask questions to those applying for 501(c)4 status, but there was never any intent to target conservative groups. The worker says this is not the conspiracy some are making it up to be.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
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