|Prosecutors want to move Widmer trial|
|Written by Janice Morse • firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tuesday, 05 October 2010 15:18|
LEBANON - Prosecutors will ask a judge to move Ryan Widmer's third murder trial outside Warren County - but defense lawyers intend to oppose the change of venue.
"I have no reason to expect that the citizens of Warren County cannot be impartial," said Jay Clark, one of Widmer's lawyers, following a half-hour-long, closed-door meeting with prosecutors and Judge Neal Bronson in Warren County Common Pleas Court Tuesday.
Widmer's wife, Sarah, drowned in the couple's bathtub at their Hamilton Township home in 2008. Widmer's first conviction in 2009 was thrown out because of juror misconduct, and a jury earlier this year was unable to agree on a verdict.
Clark said the defense will also try to obtain the name of a new witness who the prosecution claims heard Widmer admit he had drowned his wife.
Story by Janice Morse of the Cincinnati Enquirer - read the entire story on Cincinnati.com [click here]