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Results of the lie detector tests taken by witnesses are revealed.
Nov 15, 2013


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Every coroner who has weighed in agrees: The autopsies showed there was no stippling, tattooing or gunpowder residue at the wound in Jacob Limberios' head from the gunshot that killed him March 2, 2012.

"That is the key to solving this," Dr. Cyril Wecht tells Dr. Phil.

Wecht, and Dr. Michael Baden, another famed pathologist who looked at the autopsy and statements by witnesses, could testify as early as today at a special Sandusky County grand jury convened to review the Limberios killing.

Click HERE for updates on the Sandusky County grand jury hearings

Wecht, who Dr. Phil calls "the best of the best," said Jacob Limberios was the victim of homicide because the lack of gunpowder tattooing makes it extremely unlikely he shot himself.

Brittany Bowers and Will Lewis, who were with Jacob when he was killed, agreed to take lie detector tests on the program. 

"If these two sat with Jack Dimarco and took a real and legitimate polygraph, with somebody doing the right thing in the right way, and pass that polygraph will you turn them loose and leave them alone? Will that solve this for you in your minds and hearts?" Dr. Phil asks Mike and Shannon Limberios, Jacob's parents.

Lie detector tests administered during the original investigation have been called unreliable and were conducted improperly, according to experts.

The results of the "Dr. Phil" show tests are to be revealed on today's program. Watch "Between the Lines Live" at 4 p.m. today from Village Pizza House West in Castalia with the Limberios family and Justice for Jake & Ella supporters as they view the second installment of the two-day "Dr. Phil" program.

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A Young Adult's...

I have been trying to make sense of why it is so important for Jacob's death certificate to be changed from saying suicide. All a death certificate amounts to is a piece of paper. It bears no consequence on what anyone actually thinks, as indicated many times by readers of the SR. Is there an underlying reason for this motion to have it changed that no one is talking about?

sandtown born a...

The death cert. is just part of this case, a lot of obstruction of justice from the 3 witnesses as well as investigators they all should be charged accordingly hopefully the grand jury will see justice is served


A young adult...Maybe I can enlighten you as to why this is so important. I'm not sure if you have a child of your own, but I do, two to be exact. I'm not sure of your age but I am probably older than you, maybe I'm not, but that's irrelevant. I can assure you that any Parent who loves their child as much as I do, and I'm sure that it is a lot of us, could explain to you why it's important. If I lost one of my children, I would want to know exactly how it happened and why, as any parent would. I pray that I never have to find out and I thank God everyday that I have my children in my life. As a Father who loves my children more than the air I breathe, I can only imagine the pain and anguish that Mike and Shannon have endured, and I think that anyone with a child can tell you why it is SO MUCH more than just a piece of paper. It's closure. It's the ability to sleep at night. It is knowing that you did everything in your power to avenge the death of your baby, and that everyone who thought so little of the loss of your child's life will be held responsible for the inadequate way that they handled it. Hopefully this helps.

A Young Adult's...

I DO have a child of my own. I completely understand why the Limberios family would be searching for answers. The parents themselves have said they know it was an accident. My honest opinion is that this young man shouldn't be carrying a loaded gun around. That bad things happen when you 'just fool around' with guns. All I was asking is why what is written on a meaningless piece of paper is so important.

Dude i Roc

I don't know why I feel the way I do but... accidents committed by a person who doesn't "give a darn" except to protect themselves bother me MUCH more than a more caring scenario...

red white and blue

Logistics^^ you will have to draw a picture young adult doesn't have a clue and never will!!!

A Young Adult's...

Easy now, I'm just wondering if ulterior motives are present. It's a fair question. Just because you think I'm off base doesn't mean I'm incorrect.


Life insurance won't pay if the cause of death was suicide.

A Young Adult's...

Thank you Hazelwood. That is precisely what I meant by underlying motives.


I've mentioned the insurance angle all along and got told in no uncertain terms that there "was NO life insurance".

I don't believe that.


yes you should have not been carrying a gun but from what I've heard he brought the gun to sell to evan. But the kids do not mention that.