Mayor has ‘no regrets’ writing to court as part of killer’s sentencing

FEATURED PHOTO: “Shocked this community to the core.” A plaque lies next to a memorial bench and tree at Little River Corridor Park near the location on the Ganatchio Trail where Sara Anne Widholm was attacked. PHOTO BY NICK BRANCACCIO /Windsor Star

Written by Brian Cross on January 21, 2021

Mayor Drew Dilkens is making no apologies for weighing in on the senseless and brutal murder of 75-year-old Sara Anne Widholm as she was taking her daily litter-picking walk on the Ganatchio Trail.

“I made the submission, I have no regrets doing it and I’d do it again in a heartbeat,” Dilkens said in response to criticism of of his submitting a community impact statement to the sentencing hearing for Habibullah “Danny” Ahmadi.

Ahmadi was found guilty in November of second-degree murder for — while high on marijuana and magic mushrooms — randomly attacking Widholm in October 2017. The beating put Widholm into a coma from which she never recovered and sparked community outrage. She died in hospital 14 months later.

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