( Hamilton Twp ) - Ryan Widmer probably will not attend the funeral/visitation for his mother, Jill, because of the cost.

In a text message, Widmer's attorney, Michele Berry, says:

"All signs from the warden's office pointed to Ryan being able to attend the funeral or have a private visitation, but he likely is not pursuing those options because it's an additional expense for the family to pay for the guards needed."

Widmer is serving 15 to life for the death of his wife, Sarah Widmer, in 2008. Jill Widmer was one of his most outspoken defenders. She was found dead in her home on Monday. No public announcement has been made on a date for Widmer's visitation/funeral or whether any of it will be public.