A&E is airing the documentary Women Who Kill which investigates why women are more likely to kill family members than men are. One of the imprisoned women featured is Amber Hilberling. She was 19 years old and seven months pregnant when she pushed her 6’5” tall, 220-pound husband Joshua Hilberling out of a window in their Tulsa, Oklahoma high-rise apartment in 2011. They lived on the 25th floor. Amber says on Women Who Kill, “I ran to the window just in time to see him hit the concrete.” After her husband’s death, Amber gave birth to a boy she named Levi.
In court, Amber said she didn’t intend to push Joshua out the window and claimed the glass (which was installed in 1966) was too thin for high-rise windows. She was offered a plea deal to serve five years in prison but she turned it down as she was convinced of her innocence. In 2013, she was found guilty of second-degree murder and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. In October 2016, Amber was found dead in her prison cell. Her death was ruled a suicide (hanging) although her stepfather Bryan Whitlock told KTUL there is “no way” she would have killed herself. He said she was earning college credits and that she spoke to her son every day. Women Who Kill premieres on A&E on Monday, June 5 at 9pm.