Castalia teen’s body exhumed, parents ask for homicide ruling - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Castalia teen’s body exhumed, parents ask for homicide ruling

Jake Limberios with his daughter Ella Jake Limberios with his daughter Ella
SANDUSKY COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A local family is fighting to change the ruling of how their son died last year.

Jake Limberios of Castalia was at a friend's house when he sustained a fatal gunshot wound to his head on March 2, 2012. The Sandusky County Coroner ruled the 19-year-old's death as an accidental suicide, but his parents say someone else pulled the trigger.

They hired famed forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht to look into the cause of death, and even had their son's body exhumed.

After taking a tissue sample of the entry area of Limberios' wound, Dr. Wecht ruled there were no signs of gun powder on his skin, proving the shot was fired from a distance – by someone else in the room.

Now Limberios' parents want the ruling overturned and changed to homicide.

"I don't want his daughter to grow up and see her dad's death certificate some day and think that he took his own life," said Limberios' mother Shannon. "I don't believe that for a minute. She deserves better."

Their attorney has filed a motion in civil court, asking the court to change the suicide ruling to homicide, and for prosecutors to re-investigate based on Dr. Wecht's findings.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

 

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Get out of the swamp: UT will not change its mascot to Shrek

    Get out of the swamp: UT will not change its mascot to Shrek

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:24 PM EDT2018-04-25 16:24:05 GMT

    The university put out a tweet saying if it got 500,000 retweets, the school would change its mascot to Shrek.

    More >>

    The university put out a tweet saying if it got 500,000 retweets, the school would change its mascot to Shrek.

    More >>
  • Media previews Cedar Points new ride 'Steel Vengeance'

    Media previews Cedar Points new ride 'Steel Vengeance'

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:57 AM EDT2018-04-25 11:57:43 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Are any of you brave enough to try Cedar Point's newest record-breaking ride?

    More >>

    Are any of you brave enough to try Cedar Point's newest record-breaking ride?

    More >>
  • Hillsdale Co. police locate missing toddler

    Hillsdale Co. police locate missing toddler

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:41 AM EDT2018-04-25 11:41:52 GMT
    (Source: Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office Facebook)(Source: Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office Facebook)

    The Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office needs your help searching for a missing and endangered toddler. Deputies say Neytiri Raeyn Mulligan was last seen just before 7 p.m. Tuesday night with her dad John Mulligan. Neytiri was wearing a pull up and pink t-shirt with a heart and the word "love" on it.  John and Neytiri were seen traveling in a maroon older Pontiac or Saturn Sedan with an unknown license plate. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call ...

    More >>

    The Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office needs your help searching for a missing and endangered toddler. Deputies say Neytiri Raeyn Mulligan was last seen just before 7 p.m. Tuesday night with her dad John Mulligan. Neytiri was wearing a pull up and pink t-shirt with a heart and the word "love" on it.  John and Neytiri were seen traveling in a maroon older Pontiac or Saturn Sedan with an unknown license plate. Anyone with any information is encouraged to call ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly