Convicted bathtub killer Ryan Widmer was once again denied a request to free him from prison.
The judge handing down the ruling today, dismissed Widmer’s petition and said the case should not go any further.
“Because reasonable jurists would not disagree with this conclusion , petitioner should be denied a certificate of appealability and the court should certify to the Sixth Circuit that any appeal would be objectively frivolous,” U.S. District Magistrate Judge Michael R. Merz.
Widmer asks U.S. District court to free him
After three trials in Warren County and numerous appeals, including one to the United States Supreme Court, Widmer remains behind bars on a 15-year to life sentence.
He was convicted of drowning his wife, Sarah, in the bathtub of their Warren County home in August of 2008.