Court sets March trial for woman charged with killing 3 sons
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a March trial date for an Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons over a 13-month period.
Defendant Brittany Pilkington faces three counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of a toddler and two infants in 2014 and 2015. She has pleaded not guilty.
Defense attorney Kort Gatterdam said Monday that a suppression hearing in January will determine whether a confession made by Pilkington can be used at trial.
Gatterdam argues the confession should be tossed after his experts concluded the Bellefontaine (behl-FOWN’-tin) woman has brain damage and a low IQ.
Pilkington underwent an independent psychiatric evaluation earlier this year ordered by Logan County Common Pleas Judge Mark O’Connor.
O’Connor has set a trial date of March 18.