Tulsa highrise homicide defendant sues apartment building, owners
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
9/19/12 at 6:22 PM
The woman accused of pushing her husband out of a window that led to his death is suing the apartment building and owners claiming the windows were thin and faulty, according to a petition filed Wednesday.
Amber Hilberling, 20, states in the petition that her husband at the time, Joshua Hilberling, 23, “accidentally fell through the thin glass window” of their University Club Tower apartment 17 stories to his death on June 7, 2011.
University Club Tower, University Mansion Limited Partnership and Horizon Realty Management, Inc., are listed as defendants in the case. Amber and Joshua Hilberling are listed as the plantiffs, as well as Levi Hilberling, their infant son. Amber Hilberling was pregnant at the time of Joshua Hilberling’s death.
The petition, filed by Amber Hilberling’s attorney Jasen Corns, alleges Joshua Hilberling’s wrongful death was due to negligence on the part of the apartment and owners and asks for damages “for pain and suffering, grief, loss of earnings and household contributions, loss of consortium and punitive damages” in excess of $10,000, according to the petition.
Amber Hilberling has been charged with second-degree murder for her husband’s death, which prosecutors allege stemmed from a fight. The charges state that Amber Hilberling pushed her husband, causing him to fall out the window and to his death.
Read more of this story in Thursday's Tulsa World.