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