VIDEO: Limberios protest in Fremont

Click here for live programming updates and links to photo gallery and video from Thursday's protest.
Apr 12, 2013


Click the video button below to see Thursday's protest rally and interviews with the family and organizers. 

Click here for a photo gallery from the protest. 

Here are the updates that were posted during the live programming of the protest.

Update 11:30 a.m.: Check back here at later for updates and video from the protest and interviews outside the courtroom. Reporter Emil Whitis had a brief opportunity to ask Dean Henry questions before he slipped into a room with a reporter from the Fremont News Messenger. The Register will also seek information from the News Messenger if Henry provided any of any value. The Register also has asked Sandusky County Court administrator Brock Kimmet for a copy of the audio from today's hearing. The court barred any other recording, video livestream reporting or still photography while the hearing took place.  

Update 10:40 a.m.: The hearing has ended. Special prosecutor and county defense counsel Dean Henry agreed to delay exhumation awaiting Judge Charles Wittenberg's decison on a request from McGookey to stop it. Henry wanted to exhume Jacob's body on Monday. Henry also said he plans to depose five experts from the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation. McGookey again raised concerns about Henry's dual role as both prosecutor and defense counsel for the county, saying it is an inappropriate arrangement.  Calls the investigation a "nightmare for the family." 

Update 10:25 a.m.: The court hearing has been happening for about an hour. Contact with reporter Emil Whitis and chief photographer Jason Werling ceased when the hearing began. We are expecting an update immediately after the hearing ends. 

Update 10:15 a.m. : Witness interview posted at Justice for Jake page. Click here to hear it. Investigator calls death, "the incident." The court hearing is continuing. We are awaiting word from reporter Emil Whitis. 

Update 9:45 a.m.: The hearing is underway. Reporter Emil Whitis and chief photographer Jason Werling will provide live updates as it ends. Whitis will also seek an interview with special prosecutor and county defense counsel Dean Henry when the hearing ends. Henry has been reluctant to talk with the Register.  

Update 9:30 a.m.: Sandusky County officials, Limberios family members and protesters gathering in courtroom. 

Update 9:20 a.m.: Limberios family says they will do everything they can to stop the scheduled exhumation on Monday. The family wants Sandusky County officials to tell them why a second exhumation is necessary. Court hearing set to begin at 9:30 a.m.

Update: 9:15 a.m.: Jacob Limberios friend Brady Gasser urges a non-violent protest and prayers for family and Sandusky County officials. 

Attorney Dan McGookey said "The criminal justice system in Sandusky County is broken." About 40 people have gathered. McGookey said they have a right to attend court hearing. 

Update 8:45 a.m.: About 35 people have gathered at the Sandusky County Courthouse. Some have migrated tfrom the rain o the courthouse steps.

Check back here for updates as they happen. 

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Watch our live coverage of the protest by clicking on the player below



I'm so amazed by the strength and courage of the family and community to step up and not allow this injustice to continue. Sandusky county should be ashamed of itself to continue allowing the lies and coverup of this tragedy to continue. This just makes me sick to my stomach. I hope the family gets the justice they deserve. R.I.P. Jacob.


Wish I could've been there to offer my support. Praying for a favorable outcome today! Keep fighting!


Hope the family gets a good out come


County officials should at the very least be denied an exhumation until the tissue sample given to them is examined!

Truth or Dare

I don't do Facebook, so I can't sign that petition. What I can do and did was just hang up from a personal call to Mr. DeWine's office, my name and address given and our conversation recorded, so nothing was anonymous. I was imploring for help for this family! I was told that they do take note of "high profile" cases. It was mentioned they've received other calls about this (so folks, pick up the phone and call, it's toll free). It was brought up that they did help within the Stuebenville case, but of course they must first be invited. As I've stated here and did in my conversation, they won't invite his office in to investigate themselves, of which is nothing more than a protection clause and is plain arse wrong and someone needs to lead this family in the direction of where to get help! I stated that this too me is absolutely appalling, especially since now they feel the necessity to exhume Jake! His Family already did that! The County had their chance and refused to do an autopsy and this continues to be very wrong! Not only wrong for this family, but for all of Ohio residents!

May not be able to be there physically, but am in spirit! My thoughts and prayers are with the Limberios Family and Friends for strength, courage, diligence and JUSTICE FOR JAKE!


Truth or Dare: Can you please share the phone number you called? Let's get the AG's phone ringing!

BULLISDEEP's picture
BULLISDEEP's picture

IT"S not on facebook anyway,the link to it is on that Facebook page . That link is HERE .


if i were in ohio i would be right there with you guys Justice will be served!

Kottage Kat

Praying for all



Truth or Dare

Again, Thank you BULLISDEEP! The ph. # of the OAG's is 1-800-282-0515, follow the prompts.


Good stuff, Jason and Emil. Very professional. Not only for what you are doing for the Limberios family, but what you both do for the region. Keep it up. Dirt always needs dug up, somewhere...(nothing intended about Jake's disinterment, mind ya)


Made my call to the AG office! Justice for Jake!

Texx Reloader

Thank God, there is getting to be too much garbage under the carpet to hide anymore. How many State and Federal agencies have been forced to intervene in this town/county, and the way officials conduct themselves? You have a few people "running the show" who care nothing but advancing their careers and protecting their own pocketbooks to the detriment of the population. People is this area are getting fed up with all of this. Apathy is starting to fade as folks have had enough, but it is long past due. The former Mayor of Fremont had to indebt the city generations to come with his reservoir scheme before they kicked him out. The new guy seems very sincere in making Fremont a better place to live. Hopefully, the citizens will clean house on the county level as well. Sooner or latter there is going to be arrests in this place. I look forward to seeing some of these characters in federal handcuffs.