A Green Township man has been found guilty of raping, then brutally stabbing his estranged wife to death in her Blue Ash home. Full Story >
A Hamilton County Jury has decided they cannot reach a unanimous decision when sentencing Ryan Dieterle. Judge Steve Martin asked the jury if more time would allow them to reach a decision but the jury says they are deadlocked.
A pre-sentencing investigation will now take place before Dieterle is sentenced next month.
On Wensday, Dieterle was convicted of murdering his estranged wife.
During the sentencing phase of the trial the defense urged the jury to give Dieterle life in prison, saying he's not a dangerous person. Just someone, and that love, pushed him to madness.
The prosecution says none of that dimishes how he raped and stabbed her to death, then mutilated her private parts.