LEBANON, Ohio - Within a half an hour of the announcement of the guilty verdict on Tuesday, Warren County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Bruce McGary issued a statement commending jurors for finding Ryan Widmer guilty of murdering his wife and for seeing that "justice has been done."
Here's McGary's statement:
"Ryan K. Widmer of Hamilton Township was convicted of murder in the Aug. 11, 2008 death of his 24-year-old wife. A Warren County jury deliberated for approximately 12 hours before reaching its verdict.
"Judge Neal Bronson sentenced Widmer to serve 15 years to life in prison.
"The Prosecutor’s Office is pleased the trial over and that justice has been done for Sarah and her family. The jurors who have served on this case should be commended for their willingness to be a part of this process, and their diligence in reviewing the evidence.
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"Recognition should also go to the dedicated men and women who have been involved in the case from start to finish. In particular, the diligent efforts of Assistant Prosecutors John Arnold and Travis Vieux are commended. The Hamilton Township Police and Fire Departments, the Sheriff’s Office and Coroner, Dr. Russell Uptegrove, among many others, have worked tirelessly to ensure that justice was done."
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