Autopsy: Oklahoma woman convicted in husband’s murder had meth in her system at time of suicide
McLOUD, Okla. – The 25-year-old woman convicted of second-degree murder for pushing her husband to his death from the 25th floor of their apartment reportedly had methamphetamine in her blood when she hanged herself in prison in October, an autopsy showed.
In October, officials say Amber Hilberling was found hanging in her cell at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, where Hilberling had been serving a 25-year prison sentence for the 2011 death of her husband, Joshua Hilberling.
A preliminary autopsy revealed Hilberling’s cause of death was ruled asphyxial hanging and the manner of death was ruled a suicide.
Today, the medical examiner released a full report that shows Hilberling had traces of meth in her system at the time of her suicide.
According to the Tulsa World, Hilberling twice tested positive for illegal drugs, including meth, while incarcerated.
Prosecutors alleged that Amber Hilberling shoved her husband through the window after they’d argued over splitting up.
Hilberling, who was 19 at the time and seven months pregnant, argued that the death was an accident caused by “unusually thin” windows in the couple’s apartment.
In 2013, she was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison.
Before her sentencing, she was offered a plea deal in which she would have only served 5 years in prison.
However, she declined the deal and ended up receiving a harsher sentence.