Civil Lawsuit Filed in Oklahoma Skyscraper Death

September 21, 2012

An Oklahoma woman accused of pushing her husband to his death from their high-rise apartment has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the building’s owner.

Amber Hilberling filed the lawsuit Wednesday against University Club Tower. The 20-year-old remains jailed on a second-degree murder charge in last year’s death of 23-year-old Joshua Hilberling, who fell from their 25th-floor apartment.

The lawsuit says Joshua Hilberling “tripped and stumbled” and crashed through the window. Hilberling claims in the lawsuit that the window’s glass was too thin and violated safety codes.

Prosecutors allege that Amber Hilberling shoved her husband through the window during an argument.

Amber Hilberling’s attorney, Jasen Corns, tells Tulsa television station KTUL that the window was “dangerously unsafe.”

University Club Tower declined to comment on the suit.

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