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Posted: 11:33 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013

Testimony continues in Tulsa high rise death

21-year-old Amber Hilberling is accused of pushing her husband from their 25th floor high-rise apartment.

Amber Hilberling Mug Shot
Courtesy Tulsa County Jail
Amber Hilberling Mug Shot

The Associated Press

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.

Detective Justin Ritter testified Thursday in the second-degree murder trial for 21-year-old Amber Hilberling. She's accused of pushing her husband from their 25th floor high-rise apartment.

In opening statements, Amber Hilberling's attorney called the death a "tragic accident" and said Hilberling will testify that she was acting in self-defense.

She rejected a plea deal offered by prosecutors last week, opting to go to trial instead. She faces 10 years to life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder.

Prosecutors called five witnesses Thursday morning and will continue presenting their case throughout the day.

Copyright The Associated Press

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