What they did find in the tub of cold water, along with Uta's body, was a kitchen knife and, oddly, one of those treasured photo albums -- evidence that seemed to hint at suicide. During cross, attorney Lindsey Gutierrez reports mistakes Costello made on Sarah's medical chart, most glaringly the date was marked as Aug. That meant Pelle's lawyers, could question Johnny Wall, directly, and under oath: Attorney Margaret Olsen: Have you ever told anyone that you would be better off if Uta was dead? Ryan Widmer was initially convicted of killing his wife but the verdict was overturned due to juror misconduct. I believe that Johnny will be found innocent. Nils Abramson: Yes, it does Fred Metos: And did you in fact tell him that you rolled the body? Beneath the surface, it was a very different story. Crew responded by saying she didn't think she had to tell about every conversation she had with Ryan.
The last trial that started in January 2011 included mystery witness Jennifer Crew from Iowa, who testified Widmer confessed to her in a drunken phone call in September 2009. I just wanna wake up. Does that refresh your recollection as to what you said to Wilkinson then? This was -- this was not a superficial concern. Correspondent Andrea Canning spoke to prosecutors, defense attorneys, investigators, and family members, exploring how marital discord set the Rideout family on a path towards murder. And if she's trying to get into a bathtub. Sometimes she would -- be supposed to take the kids for a weekend or something, and she would make other plans. Johnny Wall: I don't know.
We the jurors in the above case find the defendant Johnny Brickman Wall as follows: Count 1, criminal homicide murder, guilty. Phone records showed her last conversation with Widmer that night ended six minutes before he talked with Crew. So he went to check on his wife. The gathering offered comforting words but little real consolation, as was clear when Pelle read a message from his brother, Liam, remembering their mother. Uta had superficial knife wounds on her leg and one wrist, and she also had a high level of the antianxiety medication Xanax in her system.
Jeff Braley, the lead detective in the case, was asked for an interview again, but he declined. Scores of people reached out to Widmer after that show, including two women who became witnesses in the third trial earlier this year. The Warren County man is serving 15 years to life. Johnny Wall: Yeah, and I can't grieve because you are yelling at me. The other woman, Melissa Waller of Washington state, told the jury she talked to Widmer just minutes before Crew and said he was neither inebriated nor upset. Ridiculous, says the defense: Uta took the Xanax herself and the bloodstains don't contradict that. The defense notified the judge on Tuesday that Dr.
May 10, 2010: The retrial begins. Supreme Court, which refused to hear the case. They all had one basic question: how is it possible that a bright, vivacious, very fit 49-year-old woman could drown in her own bathtub? But when Prosecutor Anna Rossi suggested that the crime scene was staged to look like a suicide, things got heated: Prosecutor Anna Rossi: If someone came in with intent to murder her and make it look like a suicide they wouldn't stab her there, correct? Surveillance photo The Rideout murder case captivated the Rochester community, and on Friday night, the story of that brutal killing was told to a national audience. The custody dispute over Craig and Laura's two youngest children was presented as the likely motive, because it was interfering with Laura Rideout and Tucci's plans to move to North Carolina. We loved to get out in the outdoors. There's some violence goin' on.
They were all kind of like crying, obviously very distraught, very upset. For Johnny Wall, there was no obvious emotion at all. Soon, a jury will decide how Uta von Schwedler really died. Bolton then asked Colin Rideout what was going to be found in a pair of garbage bags, one floating in Devil's Bathtub pond and the other in the trunk of a car. On the other, shock and disbelief. Pelle Wall: At the time or now? Clark showed that several things she testified about Wednesday were not mentioned in that initial interview.
Ryan Widmer told a 911 dispatcher that his wife had fallen asleep in the bathtub. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell could not be reached for comment but has remained staunchly convinced Widmer is guilty of murder and that Braley was a mere bit player in the case. They tried to work out a flexible custody plan, with the kids living with their father most of the time. Her husband of four months Ryan Widmer was accused of drowning Sarah in their bathtub. Widmer was initially found guilty in 2009, but that conviction was overturned after the state learned some jurors conducted their own experiments into the drowning and shared those findings with fellow jurors. Prosecutors in this trial for the first time had asked jurors to consider the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. Years later while in grad school, Fiebig introduced Johnny to Uta, who had moved to California from her home in Germany to study biology.
What was your general state of mind when the trial began? This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Colin Rideout's fiancé, Chelsea Kneuer. His body was found a day later in a wooded area in Yates County wrapped in a tarp and tied with bungee cords. His first parole board hearing is scheduled for July 2025. Jennifer Crew, 36, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, testified that Widmer told her on Oct. But she would have to start at the federal district court in Cincinnati, with a writ of habeas corpus, meaning a claim Widmer is wrongly imprisoned. Alex Rideout was convicted of tampering with evidence.