|Widmer jury selection rolls along|
|Written by Janice Morse • firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Monday, 10 May 2010 21:56|
Despite fears that it could take a long time to seat a jury in the murder retrial of Ryan Widmer, jury questioning proceeded at a brisk case Monday and a jury could be seated as early as Tuesday, the judge said.
Widmer, 29, of Mason, was convicted last year of murder for drowning his new wife, Sarah, in the bathtub of their Hamilton Township home in 2008. The case generated massive media coverage, leading to fears that most prospective jurors had formed opinions on his guilt or innocence.
Widmer's conviction was overturned by Warren County Common Pleas Judge Neal Bronson because of juror misconduct. Some jurors conducted "drying" experiments to determine how long it would take a wet body to dry, then discussed those findings during deliberations.
Story by Janice Morse of the Cincinnati Enquirer - read the entire story on Cincinnati.com [click here]