Mom’s confession details how she smothered 3 young sons
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.