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Amber Hilberling's estate drops lawsuit against Oklahoma Department of Corrections

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Posted at 8:52 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 09:52:39-04

TULSA — The estate of Amber Hilberling have dropped their lawsuit against the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

RELATED STORY: Amber Hilberling pronounced dead in prison; was serving time for pushing husband out of high-rise

In October 2016, Hilberling was found dead in her prison cell at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Facility.

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner ruled her death a suicide, court records stated.

At the time of her death, Hilberling was serving a 25-year prison sentence for the June 2011 murder of her then-husband Josh Hilberling, who she pushed out of their 11th-floor apartment window at the University Club Apartments.

Up until her death, Amber claimed she was acting in self-defense.

Amber's estate sued the DOC for not doing enough to prevent her death.

According to court documents, the estate sued the DOC for inadequate supervision, medical and mental health care, and segregation procedures.

Court documents also said that Hilberling was extorted, manipulated and coerced by a predator inmate.

Court records show that the case was dismissed without prejudice on Friday.

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