Attorneys reach crucial deadline in Brittany Pilkington case

Brittany Pilkington charged with three counts of murder in Logan County. (Photo/Logan County Jail)
Brittany Pilkington charged with three counts of murder in Logan County. (Photo/Logan County Jail)

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – Attorneys reached a crucial deadline Friday in the case of a Bellefontaine mother accused of killing her 3 sons.

Attorneys on both sides spent the week filing last minute briefings with the judge before Friday’s 4:30 p.m. deadline. He will soon decide on critical pieces of the case before it goes to trial in February.

Pilkington’s defense team is trying to get the judge to throw out her alleged confession. They argue police coerced her.

Prosecutors say Pilkington killed her three sons: 3-month-old Niall, 3-month-old Noah and 4-year-old Gavin Pilkington over a 13-month period. The judge watched a video where Pilkington said she covered the faces of two of the boys with a blanket and applied pressure. He’ll decide whether jurors ever get to see that.

He’ll also decide if the deaths should be tried as 3 separate cases and if Pilkington should be eligible for the death penalty– if she’s convicted.

No word on when the judge could rule. The Logan Prosecutor’s Office tells 2 NEWS they don’t expect a decision until next week. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s