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Court sets March trial for woman charged with killing 3 sons

November 27, 2018

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.

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