Family calls The Boss

Springsteen's help 'would serve an even larger cause — exposing a fundamental breakdown in the American justice system, a system which allows local authorities to control, without restraint, meting out justice, or refusing to do so, within its borders.'
Jessica Cuffman
May 17, 2013

The Jacob Limberios family has launched another campaign to bring attention to their cause.

And what would draw more attention than a special visit from The Boss?

In an email to media in this region, Limberios family attorney Dan McGookey put out a call to action to bring Bruce Springsteen to come to Ohio for a benefit concert.

McGookey represents Jacob’s parents, Mike and Shannon Limberios. Jacob, 19, was shot and killed in a Sandusky County home on March 2, 2012. 

Sandusky County officials ruled his death an accidental suicide, but the Limberios family refused to accept the ruling. Months after Jacob’s burial, the family exhumed his body for an autopsy, and an independent forensic pathologist determined the cause of death was homicide.

The family has since been battling with county officials, filing a lawsuit against the county in hopes of getting them to re-examine the case.     

The campaign to bring Springsteen to Ohio comes as one of many efforts the family has made to draw national attention to the case. 

Internet supergroup Anonymous promoted the cause with a social media movement in recent weeks, although on Monday the group said it was ending its effort because a “third party” was complicating the case.

The idea to reach out to rock star Springsteen came when Shannon Limberios told McGookey that Springsteen is her favorite performer. She has been to 60 of his concerts and met him a few times — a middle-of-the-pack record considering other fans have been to hundreds of his concerts.

Still, the Limberios family and their friends are hoping The Boss will donate his time for a benefit concert. It wouldn’t be just about helping the family, McGookey said.

“(It) would serve an even larger cause — exposing a fundamental breakdown in the American justice system, a system which allows local authorities to control, without restraint, meting out justice, or refusing to do so, within its borders,” he said.

Attempts to reach publicists for Springsteen were unsuccessful Thursday.

Comments

Wahoo4708

From past experience, mcgookey will stop when the money stops, good luck, hope you get him to come or he will leave you high and dry

Detrain

I hope he comes for this great cause. You go mcgooky and everyone else trying to get the boss

Krissy3

I do too! Who better to help find justice for her son than her favorite performer?

Julie R.

Isn't Dan McGookey ~ who wants The Boss to donate his time for a benefit concert to expose a fundamental breakdown in the American justice system ~ married to the Erie County Probate Court judge?

Ironic to say the least.

Julie R.

Why does Ohio need celebrities to come into this state and donate their time to expose a breakdown in the justice system? What's the matter with that worthless Ohio Disciplinary Counsel and Jonathan Coughlan? Coughlan claims that out of over 1,200 complaints a year against attorneys, judges and prosecutors only a few turn out to be valid. Who is he trying to kid, anyway? It's a proven fact that OHIO is the most corrupt state in the country, thanks to him and the former chief justice Moyer.

Julie R.

If attorneys want famous singers to expose a breakdown in the Ohio judicial system, why are comments always disabled on articles about attorneys? Why were the comments disabled on the article about Ron Bailey and why are they disabled on the foreclosure stories?