23 year old Joshua Hilberling died Tuesday after falling 17 stories to his death. Police in Tulsa Oklahoma arrested his wife, 19 year old Amber Michelle Hilberling. They say she pushed her husband and caused him to fall the 17 stories from the University Club tower to the parking garage below. Intially Amber Hilberling was arrested on a second degree murder charge but that has since been elevated to a first degree murder charge. She is currently out of jail on a $250,000 bond.
According to published reports Joshua Hilberling had filed a protective order against his wife in Tulsa County District Court on May 10, but neither he nor his wife appeared at the scheduled hearing so the the case got dismissed. There are accusations on both sides, from Amber Hilberling’s family and Joshua Hilberling’s family that there were many instances of domestic abuse. Both are being accused by the other’s relatives of aggression and committing physical acts of violence against each other. In the case of Amber Hilberling it seems the final act of violence she’s alleged to have committed against her husband led to his tragic death.