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Prosecutor removed, DeWine gets involved in Limberios case

SENECA COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Limberios family is speaking about a major development in the investigation into the shooting death of their son Jake.

Special Prosecutor Dean Henry was brought on the case in February to conduct the criminal investigation into the death of 19-year-old Jake, but he is now out of the picture. Coming in is Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

In court Tuesday, a judge removed Henry from leading the investigation, saying Henry had a conflict of interest. Henry also represents Sandusky County Coroner Dr. John Wukie in a civil case brought against the county by the Limberios family.

"It starts us over as far as possibly being able to get some fair results that come out, not biased ones – that we feel are biased, anyway," said Jake's father Mike Limberios, Sr.

The Limberios family has been fighting Dr. Wukie's ruling that Jake died of an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound since his death in March of 2012. His family believes someone else pulled the trigger, and the forensic pathologist they hired, Dr. Cyril Wecht, ruled there was no scientific proof Jake could have shot himself.

The family believes Prosecutor Henry never intended to budge from the suicide ruling.

"We were happy because now we feel that it removes an impediment or a roadblock to getting to the truth," said Dan McGookey, the Limberios family's attorney.

Now Ohio's top prosecutor, Attorney General Mike DeWine, will take over. Limberios says he has faith in DeWine.


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