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.