Ohio mom’s confession details how she smothered 3 young sons

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons over a 13-month period says in a recorded police interview that she smothered each boy with a blanket over the face because she didn’t want to see them suffering.

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015, file photo, Brittany Pilkington, right, and her attorney Marc Triplett, left, listen as a judge sets a $1 million bond in her case during a hearing in Bellefontaine, Ohio. An Ohio judge is reviewing recorded police interviews of Pilkington, a woman accused of suffocating her three young sons, as he considers her lawyers' request to exclude her confession. Her trial is scheduled for late February. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File)
FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2015, file photo, Brittany Pilkington, right, is shown with her attorney Marc Triplett. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File)

The Columbus Dispatch reports Brittany Pilkington also said she was depressed and worried her sons would eventually become abusive toward women.

A Logan County judge has been reviewing Pilkington’s statements while considering a request to exclude her confession in the potential death penalty case. Her lawyers argue it was obtained unconstitutionally.

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

Authorities allege she killed the toddler and two infants out of jealousy at the attention her husband gave them. She has pleaded not guilty.

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