Mom’s con­fes­sion de­tails how she smoth­ered 3 young sons

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

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 be­cause she didn’t want to see them suf­fer­ing.

Brit­tany Pilk­ing­ton, 24, also said she was de­pressed and wor­ried her sons would even­tu­ally be­come abu­sive to­ward women, The Colum­bus Dis­patch re­ported on Wed­nes­day.

“I wish I would have did it to my­self in­stead,” Pilk­ing­ton can be heard say­ing to po­lice on the record­ing.

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.

De­fense at­tor­ney Marc Triplett said po­lice were aware of Pilk­ing­ton’s lack of men­tal acu­ity and she didn’t un­der­stand when she signed a form waiv­ing her Mi­randa rights.

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