Limberios family asks Ohio Supreme Court for help

Attorney wants court to remove Sandusky County judge John Dewey from criminal probe, citing canons on conflict
Register
May 3, 2013

Attorney Dan McGookey filed an affidavit with the Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday asking the judges to disqualify Judge John Dewey from the Limberios case and void his Feb. 5 ruling appointing Tiffin attorney Dean Henry to conduct a criminal investigation in addition to serving as defense counsel for the county. 

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Comments

gene44870

And I hope it goes through , Thats the only way that Justice will be searved and the family can begin to heal. its been way to long
And I dont see why the state Highway Patroll should be called in as well , If nothin else to over see this case and to see that everything is done sccording to the Revised Code. As a matter of fact all these Judges really should be taken off this case as well as Dean Henry

nobodyfromnowhere

Your post is a little hard to read. How ever the Highway Patrol has no jurisdiction what so ever in a case like this, let alone no expertise.

John Harville

Think you mean BCII

mrite

Thanks for keeping us updated on this SR. It has been what, 4 - 5 hours since the last article?

WiseManOnceSaid

Then don't comment. You've made it clear you know or are defending one of the witnesses or officials. Who? What can make you so clearly object to any complaints over this matter?

Matt Westerhold

Thanks for reading mrrite, and keeping yourself updated.

This was the first report that an affidavit had been filed with the Ohio Supreme Court. It seems relevant to developing details of this story, and the Register deemed it worthy of reporting.

Generally, newspapers attempt to report new information when it becomes available. I'm not sure there is a logical alternative to that but perhaps you have a better idea how that should be done.

voice of fremont

Mr. Westerhold, The videos you are showing of the Anonymous group is very poor taste. You should not show a video that promotes violence to elected officials. It is disrespectful to Jake and his family along with the counties elected officials and law enforcement. Violence never makes anything better.

WiseManOnceSaid

How does the video promote violence? Specifically, if you will. You make claims with nothing to really back it up.

Detrain

They are not promoting violence all they are saying the thruth will be found and come out and you will get what's coming your way. You keep reading more into what is said about this case. Just read your messenger if you do not like what the register has to say. You should be saying positive things for the family

Matt Westerhold

Thanks voice of fremont for sharing your thoughts. 

Your view that this might be in poor taste certainly is worthy of consideration, and was considered before the 'Anon' video was posted. 

Given that this group has brought a great deal of attention to this important story — and that the video and followup releases have clearly stated it is not a call for violence — it would seem clear the video has news value that should not be kept hidden from the public for that reason.

And if it were a call for violence it's likely the 'Anon' video would still have news value that should not be hidden from the public or withheld from reporting. 

That's especially true given this already has been a matter of public concern and would likely be a greater matter of concern if there were a threat of violence against public officials. 

vcreed123

Maybe you're a useless elected official whose a little scared of them right now...

OMGreally

mrite and voice of fremont are both ppl that somehow have something to lose with all this attention. watch their posts and watch how much they want all the coverage to stop...pretty easy to figure out, just like someone above mentioned...

luvblues2

I have a better idea on how to deliver it to mrite so he doesn't have to click his mouse and buttons to get here matt. Let's just get him one of those air/vacuum things the banks use and run it straight from the SR to up his butt. HE would no longer need to strain himself to use a mouse and push buttons to get here and be forced to read this. Just sayin'.

Kelly

Every other story is about this case. Isn't there anything else going on you can write about?

mrite

Like, like, like, like etc etc etc

gene44870

Hello Matt . I just would like to know why its taken the family this long to take the action stated above ? All I can say is good for them and One would think that the sate bar in ohio should also get a copy of this as well .

Detrain

Thanks sr for keeping us up to date. I hope it goes through for the familys sake.

Kottage Kat

GOOD JOB MATT AND SR THANK YOU FOR KEEPING ME INFORMED OF NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THIS TRAVISTY OF JUSTICE
YES I AM YELLING IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE HEARD OVER THE DIN OF STUPIDITY
JUSTCE 4 JAKE
Kat

Darkhorse

No one should work this hard for justice especially when it has been so badly screwed up. Law enforcement shouldn't be this obviously incompetent. What are they hiding? When this is finally said and done, some jobs should be at stake over the incompetence of it all. No doubt there is yet to come a big lawsuit against the county. I hope the family can get some closure and justice.

Brick Hamland

Is there not enough evidence to charge those in the room with murder? If so, just charge them and see how fast they sell out who the shooter was

nobodyfromnowhere

You are saying that if there is not enough evidence to charge the witnesses with murder, then charge them anyways in hopes of developing evidence?

nobodyfromnowhere

Is anybody else having a problem with the PDF viewer?

Kottage Kat

Not keeping this in the forefront is just what some are hoping for.
The press and their relentless quest for justice shall prevail.
JUSTICE 4 JAKE

vcreed123

VOICE OF FREMONT:

AS IF ELECTED OFFICIALS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT DESERVE TO BE ON SOME SORT PEDESTAL....

Señor Clown

Yes, and a plaque at the base of the pedestal should read "Public Accountability"

jmac08

voice of fremont....
i understand your from sandusky county.... and they way you talk negitave ud think your in with the officials if i was living in sandusky county id be scared to contact any enforcement bc you can obviously see they are not trust worthy and crooked... ive watched the anonymous video MULTIPLE times and the only reason little dean henry is scared or any officials being threatened OBVIOUSLY means they are guilty bc they said they would serve justice? how is that threatening?????? im more threatened by sandusky county not doin their job in the first place if you have/had w.e a child put your self in this families shoes then judge and talk about them until then everyone would prefer if youd just shut up and not comment bc your stupidity makes me want to vomit

sandtown born a...

Ever notice how the few who always complain about this story and its pieces are always first to comment. DONT READ IT they must be in bed with the corruption to defend them

WiseManOnceSaid

Also notice how they seem be new members and primarily concerned with this case, yet claim to have no affiliation or be defending anyone..

John Harville

Jake isn't there.
Sandusky County Judges are notorious for private issues, misconstruing information, not reading motions they approve, letting personal issues influence their decisions, overlooking the obvious...

voice of fremont

jmac08.

In looking back at my previous post, I'm questioning why you think I'm stupid or ignorant. "Your stupidity makes me want to vomit" What was said that makes you want to vomit? I was just stating my opinion. I have stated that I hope the family finds what they are looking for in several post and pray for them almost daily. I'm pretty sure the video states " there will be consequence for your actions. Fear us, Fear God, Fear the truth." How is that not a threat? If some one told you to fear them and to fear god wouldn't that make you feel threatened? I know I would. But I understand that your intelligence level doesn't let you comprehend that someone might have a opinion that is opposite of yours. I'm sorry that I am smart enough to see both sides of the situation. I feel that even Mr. Westerhold understood where I was coming from due to his response to my post. But once again he is educated and seems to have common sense even though I disagree with a lot of what he prints in his paper. I guess common sense is a lost characteristic in today's society. To those of you that stated "why don't you just read the News Messenger". I am a proud subscriber to the News Messenger and their paper is delivered to my door daily. But if you haven't noticed the Sandusky Register is a so called "regional newspaper" therefor they are also covering some stories in Fremont. I choose to read both papers so that I am educated on whats going on in my hometown. If you would like examples of Fremont based stories in the Register I would be happy to provide examples..

Ithink

How can you "disagree with a lot of what he prints in his paper" and yet "choose to read both papers"? To educate yourself? Please. If you disagree so much, then why waste your time commenting on stories? If you want to educate yourself, read USA Today, Newsweek, NY Times, or stick with your Messenger.

voice of fremont

Ithink

If you have been on the News Messenger site I am also a active blogger on that site. Which take more courage then the registers site because it links you to your facebook.

OMGreally

there will be consequence for your actions. Fear us, Fear God, Fear the truth.

I only see that as a threat if I had done something wrong or have hidden the truth to benefit or protect someone...it is obviously the county officials screwed this up and there was a reason...he is in fear, because he knows he is crooked and he knows if things are exposed, he will lose his comfy lifestyle...that is the threat...other then that..i see no threat there

voice of fremont

Ithink

Let me explain myself. I do disagree with some of the stories printed. Example of this would be this specific case and article. I feel that it has been drawn out and used to sell papers. I understand that they are pushing for "Justice" or a high quality investigation as I see it, but I do not feel it needs to be a daily occurrence. Even though I feel this way some of the articles have been very informational, and I have used them to form my opinion. Another Example would be the shooting of a dog in Sandusky. So in recap I disagree with the way the information is presented and over used. Secondly Im not sure if you know this but papers like the USA Today, Newsweek and The Times do not cover stories about Fremont or Sandusky County...

voice of fremont

If the Register is going to stick with the "Justice" theme for lack of better words. I would like to draw attention to the Clyde Cancer Cluster which is also located in Sandusky County. If I am correct there is a small group of families that have been affected by this suing the Whirlpool Corp. that is believed to be responsible for this. This case does not pertain to one wrongful death but several of young children. I am and not advocating that the Register leaves the Justice for Jake Campaign alone because I know they will not,but it would be nice to see justice everywhere in Sandusky County. Before I get ridiculed by the strong supports for the Justice for Jake Campaign for changing the subject this message was for Mr. Westerhold. It would be nice to see some new Headlines.

Kelly

They have done Cancer Cluster stories

OMGreally

there have been several stories in the register in relation the cancer cluster...but nice deflection...

Matt Westerhold

Thanks for the comment. The Register has provided extensive coverage on the Clyde cancer cluster for years, and has been a leader in that coverage. Here are some (Link) (Link) links to story indexes. Unfortunately all of the past coverage is not linked here but I'd venture to guess there has been more than 300 stories about the cancer cluster published by the Register during the last few years. 

EdO's

I think it does need to be reported frequently until this very important issue is addressed by an impartial jurisdictional authority.

Commenter

The family has some very legitimate concerns about how things were handled in Sandusky County.
Sandusky County does not respond, probably because of the pending legal actions.
If readers are frustrated with the coverage, and articles regarding this, they can simply choose not to read. The SR has helped raise awareness for the family. The very simple fact in this whole case and I have stated many times, there should have been an autopsy from day 1. 4 kids, beer and a gun, with one child dead....I think even the officials involved have to look back and admit that, but since they didn't, it seems like one person tried to protect another, who tried to protect another, etc..... Then the family kept pushing for answers. Their "authority" was questioned and it appears that they don't like that. It's no different than strict teacher or parent who won't listen to a child who questions their authority. They are right, and there is no other opinion allowed. I don't know if the officials involved read these articles or comments, I suspect they or someone close to them do and I hope they do. Personally, and I'm an outsider looking in, I want the question answered, why...why didn't they do an autopsy 14 months ago? I will never understand. I saw an article recently where there was a man that shot himself in Erie County, 1 guy, 1 dead body and they sent it for an autopsy....I just do not understand.

Kottage Kat

Hey Matt,
Guess he missed those, eh?
Keep up the great job
JUSTICE 4 JAKE
Kat

OMGreally

http://gma.yahoo.com/pa-doctors-...

appears Cyril Wecht is busy with another case as well...

interestedobserver

I'm baffled by all of this. Yes, the investigation was certainly bungled. BUT, County officials and a hired special prosecutor are trying to get to the truth, and trying to make a case that will be provable in Court. We all know this usually requires forensic evidence. There would be a huge number of questons regarding a "bought and paid for" autopsy like that conducted by Wecht. The case requires an unbiased autopsy and although that is quite painful for the family, and I understand their distress, it seems as if they are throwing every roadblock they can to REALLY getting "Justice for Jake". Justice will be served for EVERYONE when the person responsible is convictedin Court.

OMGreally

While I agree with this in theory, because in a perfect world this would be true. But for this case, I really can't imagine that these people (Sandusky Co. officials) are going to come back with anything different then what they said before, because in doing so would be admitting that they bungled the investigation from the beginning and that would be putting their reputations and possibly their careers in jeopardy. Plus, everything they needed to make a determination was given to them months ago. You aren't going to be able to tell by looking at say, his kidney, that it was suicide or murder. And "IF" they were looking to try and "help" the family, don't you think they would have told the family, even if in private, hey listen, we are going to have to dig him back up again. We know this will be painful, but we need to do this to help prove or disprove what you are saying. No, they didn't notify the family in any way shape or form, even though they knew. All in all, I will be surprised if this latest autopsy comes back saying anything different then what they have been saying all along...

OMGreally

http://gma.yahoo.com/pa-doctors-...

appears Cyril Wecht is busy with another case as well...

EdO's

KUDOS to SanReg for keeping this local important issue front and center. Can we get a direct address of the Ohio Supreme Court so we as individuals can write to them and express our concerns?

OMGreally
four

Without a doubt threats are being made.