Ryan Widmer, 36, was convicted of drowning his wife, Sarah, in the bathtub of their Warren County home in August 2008. He remains in prison on a 15-year to life sentence.
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BATHTUB KILLER: A dead bride, a bathtub and justice that may not be blind

Things aren’t always as cut and dry as they may seem, even when water is involved.  

“What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson sits down with former Dayton Daily News and Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Janice Hisle, the author of the new book “Submerged: Ryan Widmer, his drowned bride and the justice system.” 

Hisle covered nearly every aspect of Ryan Widmer’s three trials on charges he drowned his young wife Sarah Widmer in the bathtub of their Warren County home.

Ryan Widmer
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Hisle says her deep evaluation of the Widmer saga revealed conflicting evidence that may change your mind.  

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She tells Robinson how pig brains, a supposed confession and porn played a role in this tragic, real-life murder mystery.

ABOUT THE PODCAST

Former Dayton Daily News and Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Janice Hisle, the author of "Submerged" was featured on the "What Had Happened Was" podcast with Amelia Robinson.
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“What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com. You won't believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio. 

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Former Dayton Daily News and Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Janice Hisle, the author of "Submerged" was featured on the "What Had Happened Was" podcast with Amelia Robinson.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

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