Saturday 3 December 2016

Mum suffocated three sons 'so they wouldn't abuse women'

Published 21/10/2016 | 02:30

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An Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons over a 13-month period has said in a police interview that she smothered each boy with a blanket.

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Brittany Pilkington said she killed her children because she didn't want to see them suffering.

It was reported that Ms Pilkington also said she was depressed and worried her sons would eventually become abusive towards women.

A Logan County judge has been reviewing her statements while considering a request to exclude her confession in the potential death penalty case.

Her lawyers argued it was obtained unconstitutionally.

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Prosecutors said the 24-year-old Bellefontaine woman knowingly agreed to be interviewed without a lawyer.

Authorities alleged she killed the toddler and two infants out of jealousy at the attention her husband gave them.

She has pleaded not guilty.

Irish Independent

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