Warren County judge denies fourth trial for Ryan Widmer

LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - A Warren County judge has denied a motion for a fourth trial for Ryan Widmer.

Ryan Widmer is currently in the Warren Correctional Institution on a 15-years-to-life sentence for drowning his wife Sarah in their bathtub in 2008. Widmer's lawyers had sent in a motion to the Warren County Courts for a new trial and new genetic testing to be conducted in the case.

On Tuesday, a judge overruled the motions sent in by Widmer's lawyers.

Widmer was found guilty of his wife's murder in 2009, but the verdict was tossed after juror misconduct was discovered. The second jury was hung. After a three week trial in January and February of last year, a jury found Widmer guilty after about 12 hours of deliberation.

Widmer's attorneys filed an appeal with the 12th District Appellate Court in December. They are still waiting for a ruling from that court to see if they will hear their case.

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