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Mom is sentenced to 37 years for killing her three infant sons because she feared they would grow up to abuse women - after she was impregnated by her mother's boyfriend, 47, when she was 17

Ohio mom is sentenced to 37 years for killing her three infant sons

  • Brittany Renee Pilkington, 27, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Tuesday in Ohio
  • She suffocated her sons, ages three months to four years, in 2014 and 2015
  • She told police that she feared the boys would grow up to abuse women
  • Her mother's boyfriend Joseph Pilkington, 47, pleaded guilty to a sex crime 
  • He impregnated Brittany Pilkington when she was 17 and later married her
  • Brittany's lawyers say that she is brain damaged and suffered lifetime of abuse 
Brittany Renee Pilkington (seen in 2015) pleaded guilty on Tuesday

Brittany Renee Pilkington (seen in 2015) pleaded guilty on Tuesday

An Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three sons has pleaded guilty in the boys' deaths and was sentenced to 37 years in prison.

Brittany Renee Pilkington, 27, had been scheduled for trial early next year. The guilty pleas on Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and murder took the death penalty off the table.

Pilkington's three-month-old son, Noah, was found dead in August 2015 in her and her husband's apartment in Bellefontaine, in western Ohio. A four-year-old son, Gavin, had died in April 2015, and another infant, Niall, had died in July 2014.

The mother confessed to killing the boys the day Noah was found, telling police in a taped confession that she was depressed and worried her sons would eventually become abusive toward women.

Pilkington´s husband, 47-year-old Joseph Pilkington, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of sexual imposition for having sex with her before they were married, when she was underage. 

Three-month-old Noah
Four-year-old Gavin
Four-month-old Niall

Pilkington's three-month-old son, Noah, (left) was found dead in August 2015. A four-year-old son, Gavin, (center) had died in April 2015, and another infant, Niall, (right) died in July 2014

Brittany Pilkingtonis seen at a January hearing. Pilkington pleaded guilty in the boys' deaths on Tuesday and has been sentenced to 37 years in prison

He originally was charged with sexual battery for beginning a sexual relationship with Pilkington, who was two decades younger, and impregnating her in 2009, when she was 17. 

Joseph Pilkington impregnated Brittany while living with her as a sort of stepfather

Joseph Pilkington impregnated Brittany while living with her as a sort of stepfather

He'd had a romantic relationship with Pilkington's mother prior to that, and his indictment indicated he had been living with Pilkington as a sort of stepfather for years. He wasn't a suspect in the boys' deaths.

Logan County prosecutors claimed that Pilkington killed her sons because she was jealous of the attention her husband paid to their sons but not to her and their daughter.

Pilkington suffered lead poisoning as a child followed by years of physical and sexual abuse with no intervention by authorities, said Kort Gatterdam, one of her attorneys. 

Her parents, social service agencies and schools all failed to protect her, he said. A scan identified brain damage.

'Sadly, she´s safer living a better life in jail than on the outside,' Gatterdam said, calling his client 'irreparably damaged.'

Attorney Tina McFall, reading a statement on behalf of Pilkington, said she 'loves and misses all of her children and grieves for them every day.'

Brittany Pilkington is seen at her August 2015 arraignment. Her attorneys say that she is brain damaged from childhood lead exposure

Brittany Pilkington is seen at her August 2015 arraignment. Her attorneys say that she is brain damaged from childhood lead exposure 

Joseph Pilkington remains registered as a Tier 1 Sex Offender in Ohio. He was living with Brittany Pilkington as a sort of stepfather when he impregnated her when she was 17

Joseph Pilkington remains registered as a Tier 1 Sex Offender in Ohio. He was living with Brittany Pilkington as a sort of stepfather when he impregnated her when she was 17

Pilkington initially pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges. Prosecutors had sought genetic testing for Pilkington to rule out genetic disorders as a cause of death for the three boys.

Judge Mark Connor ordered that Pilkington´s sentences run back to back because of the seriousness of the crimes, a move advocated by prosecutors.

Logan County Prosecutor Eric Stewart said the sentence would bring 'justice and closure to this tragic case and protect the community from the defendant.' 

He noted that one of the state´s own experts said the death penalty wasn´t appropriate due to Pilkington´s 'mental defects.'

Noah died less than a week after he was returned from protective custody on a judge's order. 

A prosecutor said authorities didn't have any evidence of a crime in the earlier deaths, and no one could have predicted the remaining son would die. 

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Comment by Angelfrmbklyn on November 22, 2019 at 12:23pm

She wasn't forced to marry him. She must have agreed to the marriage because she didn't mention anything to any of the authorities along the process to the alter. Now she's a victim.hhhmmmmmm?

Comment by vaughn mitchell on November 20, 2019 at 10:40pm
Damn, I just knew she was white before I read the story or saw the pics. They only gave her 37 years, damn. But a black man got 50 years for theft.
Comment by stephen myers on November 20, 2019 at 10:31am

I am in shock!

Comment by Al3x on November 20, 2019 at 6:26am
Damn Brittany, that’s not for you to decide. You deserve Life, depress or not, you could have gave them up, but your selfish Self-Righteous ass wanted to be extra. White privileged at best. Can’t read no more of these baby killings. Disgusting.

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