Tulsa woman to face trial in high-rise death case
BY Staff Reports
Friday, March 08, 2013
3/08/13 at 3:23 PM
Amber Michelle Hilberling will face trial for charges that she pushed her husband out a window to his death after rejecting plea offers from the District Attorney's Office.
Jury selection is slated to begin Monday in Tulsa County District Judge Kurt Glassco's court.
Joshua Hilberling, 23, died June 7, 2011, when he fell 17 stories from a window at the University Club Apartments, 1722 S. Carson Ave., to the top of a parking garage.
Amber Hilberling is charged with second-degree murder based on an accusation that she pushed her husband, causing him to fall through the window and to his death. She appeared in court on Friday for a hearing on a number of pre-trial items, including photos and testimony that might be presented at the trial.
The prosecution filed an alternative charge of first-degree manslaughter involving an allegation that the death occurred while she was committing a misdemeanor domestic assault and battery.
Amber Hilberling, now 21, remains in custody at the Tulsa Jail.
Amber Hilberling (left) holds hands with an undentified woman as they go into Judge Kurt Glasco's courtroom for a bond revocation hearing at the Tulsa County courthouse back in January. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World File