The Ohio Supreme Court has declined a request to review the conviction of Ryan Widmer.
Widmer was convicted of drowing his wife, Sarah, in the couple’s Warren County home. A first trial was declared a mistrial after allegations of juror misconduct arose. A second trial ended with a hung jury. Widmer was convicted after a third trial. He is currently serving a sentence of 15 years to life.
Widmer’s attorneys asked the Ohio Supreme Court to consider whether DNA testing should have been allowed on his wife in order to determine whether she suffered from a genetic disorder that could have led to her death.
An appeals court has previously rejected Widmer’s arguments. His next step could be to ask the United States Supreme Court to review the case.