Subpoenas filed

Grand jury will be sworn to secrecy.
Register
Oct 29, 2013

 

When it happens and where it happens remains a guarded matter, by order of a judge, say Ohio Attorney General prosecutors, who are moving ahead to impanel a grand jury in Sandusky County to review evidence in the killing of Jacob Limberios on March 2, 2012.

"The Judge in the Limberios case has instructed our attorneys that the information regarding the grand jury is to remain under seal," Ohio AG spokesman Dan Tierney said. "This includes date, time, location, and information regarding subpoenas."
 
Tierney was asked this morning for more information about the judge's instructions. 
 
There's been speculation more than 50 and up to 100 witnesses could be called to testify by the AG prosecutors, Marianne Hemmeter and Matt Donahue. 
 
Brittany Bowers, Will Lewis and Evan Neidler are likely to be called to testify. Neidler's attorney said previously he advised his client to exercise his 5th Amendment right against testifying. Bowers and Lewis, who are a couple according to their personal Facebook pages, taped a segment of the "Dr. Phil" program in September and took lie detector tests. 
 
All three were inside the home the night Jacob Limberios was killed and all three have said Jake shot himself. 
 
The witness list also could include an array of experts and celebrity witnesses, including Dr. Cyril Wecht, Dr. Micael Baden, retired FBI agent Jack Trimarco, Dr. Phil, and Sandusky County officials who investigated his killing for 19 months before the probe was taken away and assigned by a judge to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. 
 
No firm date has been announced when the "Dr. Phil" segment about the Jacob Limberios story will air. The Justice for Jake & Ella Facebook page, a group supporting the Limberios family, has reported it could be shown as a two-day segment and air Nov. 18-19. 
 
The Register will report when an air date is set and also will show the program at sanduskyregister.com when it broadcasts. 
 
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Comments

Sam

Seems that the Register failed to report one important fact, again. All grand juries are sworn to secrecy by state law.

2939.07 Charge of jurors by judge.

The grand jurors, after being sworn, shall be charged as to their duty by the judge of the court of common pleas, who shall call their attention particularly to the obligation of secrecy which their oaths impose, and explain to them the law applicable to such matters as may be brought before them.

Matt Westerhold

Thanks Sam. What the Register reported is the information provided by the AG's office: "The Judge in the Limberios case has instructed our attorneys that the information regarding the grand jury is to remain under seal," Ohio AG spokesman Dan Tierney said. "This includes date, time, location, and information regarding subpoenas."

sandtown born a...

I bet there are some in Sandusky county real nervous about now including some of the investigators. They should be held accountable for the sloppy or non investigation. Obstruction of justice sounds about right for the keystone cops.

mamaC

this is for informational purpose only in case someone doesn't know how the grand jury works. https://www.ohiobar.org/forpubli...

Justice for Jake & Ella is coming...

mamaC

Dr. Phil program will be airing on Nov. 18 & 19..check your local listings to watch.. This date also subject to change..