LEBANON, Ohio - The jury reached a verdict after nearly 12 hoursof deliberation Tuesday and found Ryan Widmer guilty of murderinghis wife in 2008.
Widmer began to cry nearly as soon as jurors re-entered thecourtroom with their verdict and dropped to the table, burying hishead in his hands as Judge Neal Bronson read the decision of thesix man, six woman jury: "Guilty of murder."
"Judge, I did not do this. I don't know why this has to keepgoing on. I love Sarah. I would never hurt her. Never," Widmer toldthe crowded Warren County courtroom.
The murder conviction carries a penalty of 15 years to life. Thesentencing phase of this case will begin soon.
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