Amber Hilberling Kills Air Force Veteran Husband by Pushing Him Out Window on 25th Floor

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A woman who pushed her husband out of a 25th floor window was sentenced to 25 years in prison and charged with second-degree murder.

Amber Hilberling, 21, was pregnant when she pushed her husband Joshua Hilberling, 23, out of the window. Hilberling was an Air Force veteran. He landed on a parking garage at their apartment complex in Oklahoma.

As the verdict was delivered, Hilberling looked shocked and her family members broke down in tears.

She was given the severest of two possible convictions, as prosecutors had also suggested a charge of first-degree manslaughter.

She will return to court for sentencing on April 23.

Josh’s mother Jeanne said she knew Amber would face severe punishment for what she did.

“The evidence was overwhelming and the defense was insulting to our family and the jury’s intelligence,” she said. “This verdict does not bring our Joshua back to us, however if we can prevent someone else, another man, from being abused and/or killed - Joshua was not murdered in vain.”

Initially, Hilberling said she had pushed her husband because she was defending herself after he grabbed her shoulders during an argument. She said she never wanted him to fall out of the window.

She said he only fell out of the window because the glass was too thin.

Her lawyers argued that the window had glass no thicker than the panes of a standard home window.

But authorities and others at the scene said what they observed told a different story.

Glass repairman Armando Rosales, who went to the apartment immediately after the death, said he was scared she might push him out the window as well.

After he arrived she started screaming, “My husband fell out the window! I pushed my husband out the window! I killed my husband!”

Josh’s family said he had packed his bags before he was killed and was planning to leave her, as he was repeatedly beat by her.

He filed an emergency protective order against his wife a month before he died, indicating that she had thrown a lamp at his head and he needed stitches.

But the order was dismissed as the couple did not attend court.

A firefighter, Dan Newbury, said she was in hysterics when they arrived and they feared she would jump off the roof of the garage.

“We were actually afraid she was going to jump off the top of the parking garage,” Newbury said.

She rejected a plea deal from prosecutors and decided to take it to trial.

DailyMail, Tulsa World