Wednesday, February 20 2013 12:02 PM EST2013-02-20 17:02:08 GMT
The Ohio Supreme Court has refused to hear Ryan Widmer's bid for a fourth trial in the 2008 bathtub drowning of his wife. The state's highest court Wednesday stated it declines jurisdiction in Widmer'sMore >>
The Ohio Supreme Court has refused to hear Ryan Widmer's bid for a fourth trial in the 2008 bathtub drowning of his wife.More >>
Monday, January 14 2013 11:44 PM EST2013-01-15 04:44:07 GMT
The Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals has a 2nd appeal filed by Ryan Widmer's attorneys to get him a fourth trial. Widmer is serving a 15 years to life sentence for the drowning death of his wife,More >>
The Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals has denied a 2nd appeal filed by Ryan Widmer's attorneys to get him a fourth trial. More >>
Monday, September 24 2012 12:18 PM EDT2012-09-24 16:18:37 GMT
A decision on whether Ryan Widmer will face a fourth trial for the death of his wife should come on Monday. Widmer's lawyers filed a second appeal in May in hopes of getting a new trial for Widmer. ArgumentsMore >>
The Ohio Court of Appeals has upheld Ryan Widmer's conviction, and he will not get a new trial.More >>
Tuesday, August 28 2012 12:07 PM EDT2012-08-28 16:07:04 GMT
Tuesday morning will be oral arguments for Ryan Widmer's second appeal. The Warren County man was convicted last year of murdering his wife, Sarah, in 2008. The first appeal hearing in the case was earlierMore >>
Oral arguments were made on Tuesday for Ryan Widmer's second appeal.More >>
Monday, May 7 2012 10:37 PM EDT2012-05-08 02:37:22 GMT
Ryan Widmer's defense team has filed a new appeal in hopes of getting a fourth trial. The appeal focuses on the lead detective in the case former Lieutenant Jeff Braley. He's since resigned from the HamiltonMore >>
Ryan Widmer's defense team has filed a new appeal in hopes of getting a fourth trial.More >>
Ryan Widmer is the Warren County man accused of drowning his wife, Sarah, in their bathtub.More >>
COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) -
The attorney for Ryan Widmer filed another appeal for his case on Wednesday.
Widmer is currently serving 15 years to life in prison for the 2008 bathtub drowning of his wife, Sarah.
On Wednesday, Attorney Michele Berry filed a memorandum with the Ohio Supreme Court to decide whether a defendant's rights include access to genetic DNA testing that could ultimately prove if a crime even occurred.
Widmer previously requested genetic DNA testing to a trial court to determine if Sarah suffered from a sudden genetic disorder that may have caused her to drown, instead of being murdered, which the court denied.
Currently, Ohio's DNA testing statute states DNA testing is only for the purpose of eliminating the defendant from crime scene evidence or incriminating an alternate suspect. It's not to prove if a crime even happened in the first place.
Widmer has had three trials. He was convicted of murder in 2011.
Friday, May 24 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:21:23 GMT
From the Tyler Police Department:At approximately 5:20Pm on May 24, 2013, Tyler Police were notified of the motorcycle accident at Grande and Sutherland. The driver of a black Ford F-150 was heading east onMore >>
Rider was not wearing a helmet when she collided with a truck.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:18 AM EDT2013-05-25 13:18:01 GMT
Cherokee County authorities are investigating a fatal house fire Friday night. It happened just before 7:30 on County Road 3302 outside of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Fire Department, Cherokee CountyMore >>
Happened just outside of Jacksonville on Friday night.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:59 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:59:21 GMT
A Tyler ISD bus driver was arrested Friday afternoon on drug charges.Ronald Gain, 44, of Tyler, was arrested by the Tyler Police Department on one charge of possession of a controlled substance. TylerMore >>
Has worked for the district since August of 2012.More >>