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Dean Henry fired

Register • May 30, 2013 at 10:32 AM

The Limberios family scored a victory today in their long battle with Sandusky County officials when a new judge removed Dean Henry from the role of criminal prosecutor. 

"We're ecstatic," family attorney Dan McGookey said Tuesday evening.

The ruling from visiting Judge Dale Crawford came after 90 minutes of oral arguments in Sandusky County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.

Crawford was appointed last week after Sandusky County Common Pleas Judge John Dewey stepped aside rather than answer questions regarding his own conflicts and ethics challenges in appointing Henry to serve as both defense counsel and criminal prosecutor in the investigation into the death of Jacob Limberios on March 2, 2012. 

Crawford cited Henry's obvious conflicts for firing him as special prosecutor; conflicts Henry has refused to address for months.

Crawford appointed Ohio Attorney Mike DeWine to investigate the killing of Jacob Limberios. 

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