An Ohio man accused of drowning his wife in their bathtub almost two years ago faced retrial last month as jury selection marked the start of 29-year-old Ryan Widmer’s ordeal. Widmer is accused of killing his wife, 24-year-old Sarah Widmer, at the couple’s home in Hamilton Township in southwest Ohio in August 2008.
Originally convicted in April 2009 of killing his wife, Widmer’s conviction was set aside by a judge after allegations of juror misconduct during deliberations. Widmer has been free on bond while awaiting his retrial.
Widmer was originally sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after his conviction in the first trial, although he has maintained his innocence, reportedly stating he loved his wife and would never hurt her.
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