Defense files appeal in Ryan Widmer conviction

Published: Mar. 30, 2011 at 8:44 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2011 at 9:13 PM EDT
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LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - Ryan Widmer's defense team filed for an appeal in Widmer's murder conviction Wednesday.

Widmer was found guilty of murdering his wife Sarah Widmer in February. It was the third trail in the murder case.

The appeal asks for 30 days to prepare a transcript and then 60 days after that to file their brief.

CLICK HERE to read the document filed with the appeals court

The defense tried to overturn the verdict due to juror misconduct, but Judge Neal Bronson denied the motion last week.

Widmer was sentenced to 15 years to life in Sarah Widmer's death. The defense is also trying to appeal the sentence.

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