SANDUSKY COUNTY -- A judge has ordered Attorney General Mike DeWine to investigate the fatal shooting of teenager Jake Limberios, whose death is ruled a suicide even though tests now show Limberios could not have pulled the trigger of the gun that killed him.
Limberios was partying with three others on March 2, 2012, at a home near Clyde when a gun discharged, instantly killing him, according to reports by the Sandusky County Sheriff's Office.
The witnesses told authorities that Limberios was handling the gun and had put it to his head before the gun fired.
The Limberios family never believed their son's death was a suicide and filed a lawsuit to force the sheriff's office to reopen the case.
"We're ecstatic," family attorney Dan McGookey told the Sandusky Register about the appointment of DeWine's office.
The court had appointed Tiffin attorney Dean Henry to represent the county in the civil lawsuit and also to act as a special prosecutor in the criminal investigation.
Yesterday, a new judge found that those two jobs posed a conflict of interest for Henry.
The judge removed Henry as the special prosecutor and ordered the Attorney General's Office to take over the criminal investigation.