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Sandusky County coroner John Wukie had no doubt how Jacob Limberios died when he talked with a BCI agent Oct. 10.
“Unfortunately, when someone puts a gun to their head and they can't tell us anything beyond that point we have no way to know what their intention was.”
The interviewer, Bureau of Criminal Investigation special agent Charlie Snyder, picks up on that response.
“Do you believe that establishing intent is necessary to rule a death as a suicide?” he asks Wukie.
“I have not in the past,” Wukie responds. “I think there are writings in two different camps on that...I've made a statement in (another) newspaper in the past that I didn't believe that intent was necessary to establish suicide.
“If someone puts a gun to their head and pulls the trigger and it goes bang, I've ruled all those suicides for the last 20 years,” Wukie tells Snyder. “In this region of the state the feeling is that if someone puts a gun to their head and pulls the trigger and it goes bang and they die we call those suicides.”
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine sees it differently. After a four-month investigation, his office determined the gun used to kill Jake was defective and his death was unintentional.
“Everything just totally points to an accident,” DeWine told the Register. “We have no evidence he killed himself at all.”
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