No sign of struggle in Oklahoma high-rise fall death, police say

TULSA — A Tulsa police detective says the high-rise apartment where Joshua Hilberling fell to his death in 2011 was immaculate and showed no signs of a domestic dispute or struggle — other than a broken window.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 14, 2013
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa County Jail inmate says a woman charged with killing her husband by pushing him out a high-rise apartment window admitted to shoving the man while he was “off-guard.”

Inmate Bonnie Fulton testified Thursday in the second-degree murder trial of Amber Hilberling. Fulton said Hilberling told her while the two were jailed together that she shoved Joshua Hilberling during an argument when Joshua Hilberling was off his guard.

Defense attorneys attempted to discredit Fulton as a “convicted known liar.”

Amber Hilberling has said her husban's fall was a “tragic accident” and defense attorneys say she acted in self-defense.

Hilberling rejected a plea deal offered by prosecutors last week and faces up to life in prison if convicted.


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